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.
Good and bad men are less than they seem.
Our own heart, and not other men's opinions form our true honor.
Saints will aid if men will call: For the blue sky bends over all!
Indignation at literary wrongs I leave to men born under happier stars. I cannot afford it.
The Reformation in the sixteenth century narrowed Reform. As soon as men began to call themselves names, all hope of further amendment was lost.