The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men.
How sweet the words of Truth, breathed from the lips of Love.
In every age and every man there is something to praise as well as to blame.
Old age comes on apace to ravage all the clime.
Laws, as we read in ancient sages, Have been like cobwebs in all ages: Cobwebs for little flies are spread, And laws for little folks are made; But if an insect of renown, Hornet or beetle, wasp or drone, Be caught in quest of sport or plunder, The flimsy fetter flies in sunder.
He thought as a sage, though he felt like a man.
He thought as a sage, though he felt as a man.
By the glare of false science betray'd, That leads to bewilder, and dazzles to blind.
No jealousy their dawn of love overcast, nor blasted were their wedded days with strife; each season looked delightful as it past, to the fond husband and the faithful wife.
Inflexible in faith, invincible in arms.
Zealous, yet modest; innocent, though free; Patient of toil, serene amidst alarms; Inflexible in faith, invincible in arms.
And beauty immortal awakes from the tomb.
From labour health, from health contentment spring; contentment opes the source of every joy.
Be ignorance thy choice, where knowledge leads to woe.
Ah, who can tell how hard it is to climb the steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar?