To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.
If a man could pass through Paradise in a dream, and have a flower presented to him as a pledge that his soul had really been there, and if he found that flower in his hand when he awake - Aye, what then?
As I live and am a man, this is an unexaggerated tale - my dreams become the substances of my life.
Five miles meandering with a mazy motion Through wood and dale the sacred river ran, Then reached the caverns measureless to man, And sank in tumult to a lifeless ocean: And 'mid this tumult Kubla heard from far Ancestral voices prophesying war!
Now Art, used collectively for painting, sculpture, architecture and music, is the mediatress between, and reconciler of, nature and man. It is, therefore, the power of humanizing nature, of infusing the thoughts and passions of man into everything which is the object of his contemplation.
No man was ever yet a great poet, without being at the same time a profound philosopher.
A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation; but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind.
A man's as old as he's feeling. A woman as old as she looks.
Brute animals have the vowel sounds; man only can utter consonants.
Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind or the goodness of heart to be an atheist.
The man's desire is for the woman; but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.
The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.
How seldom, friend! a good great man inherits Honor or wealth, with all his worth and pains! It sounds like stories from the land of spirits If any man obtain that which he merits, Or any merit that which he obtains.
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea.
The present system of taking oaths is horrible. It is awfully absurd to make a man invoke God's wrath upon himself, if he speaks false; it is, in my judgment, a sin to do so.
If a man is not rising upwards to be an angel, depend upon it, he is sinking downwards to be a devil. He cannot stop at the beast. The most savage of men are not beasts; they are worse, a great deal worse.