The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, the realist adjusts the sails.
True recollection has characteristics by which it can be easily recognized. It produces a certain effect which I do not know how to explain, but which is well understood by those who have experienced it. . . . It is true that recollection has several degr
A God all mercy is a God unjust.
Time bears away all things, even the mind.
Life itself is a matter of salesmanship.
So the days pass, and I ask myself whether one is not hypnotized, as a child by a silver globe, by life, and whether this is living.
A good man, is a good man, whether in this church, or out of it.
We are all born originalswhy is it so many of us die copies
All men think all men are mortal but themselves.
Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
The course of Nature is the art of God
By night an atheist half believes in a God
All men think all men mortal, but themselves
Why all this toil for triumphs of an hour? What tho' we wade in Wealth, or soar in Fame? Earth's highest station ends in Here he lies; and Dust to dust concludes the noblest songs
The future... seems to me no unified dream but a mince pie, long in the baking, never quite done.
Read nature; nature is a friend to truth.
There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.
Wonder is involuntary praise
Procrastination is the thief of time: Year after year it steals, till all are fled, And to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Like our shadows, <br/>Our wishes lengthen as our sun declines.
A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant, to ruin runs.
Wise it is to comprehend the whole.
The clouds may drop down titles and estates, and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.