What is now proved was once only imagined.
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
I have no name: I am but two days old. What shall I call thee? I happy am, Joy is my name. Sweet joy befall thee!
Nothing can be more contemptible than to suppose Public Records to be true.
To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour.
Then my verse I dishonor, my pictures despise, my person degrade and my temper chastise; and the pen is my terror, the pencil my shame; and my talents I bury, and dead is my fame.
What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children.
I was angry with my friend I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow.
Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
Joys impregnate. Sorrows bring forth.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
As a man is, so he sees. As the eye is formed, such are its powers.
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
Christianity is art and not money. Money is its curse.
All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled; Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage.