What is love? two souls and one flesh; friendship? two bodies and one soul.
There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth; and there are those who cry to show their good hearts.
Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.
Like those statues which must be made larger than nature in order that, viewed from below, or from a distance, they may appear to be of the natural size, certain truths must be strained in order that the public may form a just idea of them.
Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
Our experience is composed rather of illusions that of wisdom acquired.
It is a very rare thing for a man of talent to succeed by his talent.
Reason guides but a small part of man, and the rest obeys feeling, true or false, and passion, good or bad.
A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
Science is for those who learn, poetry is for those who know.
Nothing vivifies, and nothing kills, like the emotions.