A dog starved at his master's gate Predicts the ruin of the state.
The gulfing whale was like a dot in the spell. Yet look upon it, and 'twould size and swell To its huge self, and the minutest fish Would pass the very hardest gazer's wish, And show his little eye's anatomy.
Although wine when it is read somewhat lacks the savour of wine when it is drunk, wine remains a very pleasant thing both to read about and to chat about.
That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians.
The pure soul shall mount on native wings, . . . and cut a path into the heaven of glory.
The eye sees more than the heart knows.
Each man must create his own system or else he is a slave to another mans
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru chinks of his cavern. I see every thing I paint in this world, but everybody does not see alike. To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful t
Gratitude is heaven itself.
Piping down the valleys wild, Piping songs of pleasant glee, On a cloud I saw a child, And he laughing said to me: "Pipe a song about a Lamb." So I piped with merry cheer; "Piper, pipe that song again." So I piped; he wept to hear.
When the voices of children are heard on the greenAnd laughing is heard on the hill,My heart is at rest within my breastAnd everything else is still.
There is a place where Contrarieties are equally True...
How can a bird that is born for joy Sit in a cage and sing?
God only acts and is, in existing beings or men.
LOVE'S SECRET Never seek to tell thy love, Love that never told can be; For the gentle wind doth move Silently, invisibly. I told my love, I told my love, I told her all my heart, Trembling, cold, in ghastly fears. Ah! she did depart! Soon after she was gone from me, A traveller came by, Silently, i
God and His Priest and King,...make up a heaven of our misery.
To Chloe's breast young Cupid slily stole,But he crept in at Myra's pocket-hole.
How have you left the ancient love That bards of old enjoyed in you! The languid strings do scarcely move! The sound is forced, the notes are few!
The Prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel dined with me, and I asked them how they dared so roundly to assert, that God spoke to them; and whether they did not think at the time, that they would be misunderstood, & so be the cause of imposition. Isaiah answer'd, I saw no God, nor heard any, in a finite organi
The look of love alarms Because 'tis filled with fire; But the look of soft deceit Shall sin the lover's hire.
O God, protect me from my friends, that they have not power over me.Thou hast giv'n me power to protect myself from thy bitterest enemies.
As I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity, I collected some of their Proverbs.
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. William B
When the sun rises, do you not see a round disc of fire somewhat like a guinea? O no, no, I see an innumerable company of the heavenly host crying Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty.
Grown old in love from seven till seven times seven,I oft have wished for Hell for ease from Heaven.
thus men forgot that all deities reside in the human breast.
'Come hither, my boy, tell me what thou seest there?' 'A fool tangled in a religious snare.'
There is a smile of love, And there is a smile of deceit, And there is a smile of smiles In which these two smiles meet.
And is he honest who resists his genius or conscience only for the sake of present ease or gratification
Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.