A fretful fancy is constantly flinging its possessor into gratuitous tophets.
Tears are the tribute of humanity to its destiny.
Courage makes a man more than himself; for he is then himself plus his valor.
Beware the deadly fumes of that insane elation Which rises from the cup of mad impiety, And go, get drunk with that divine intoxication Which is more sober far than all sobriety.
In the rest of Nirvana all sorrows surcease: Only Buddha can guide to that city of Peace Whose inhabitants have the eternal release.
Polite beggary is too common.
A sigh can shatter a castle in the air.
Willmott, the English essayist, says poetry is the natural religion of literature.
True statesmanship is the art of changing a nation from what it is into what it ought to be.
Heart's-ease is a flower which blooms from the grave of desire.
What is the highest secret to victory and peace? To will what God wills, and strike a league with destiny.
There is one thing diviner than duty, namely, the bond of obligation transmuted into liberty.
Ignorance is the mother of suspicion.
God hands gifts to some, whispers them to others.
God's mills grind slow, But they grind woe.
Words of love are works of love.
Fate is the friend of the good, the guide of the wise, the tyrant of the foolish, the enemy of the bad.
Laws are the silent assessors of God.
Public opinion is a second conscience.
The flower which we do not pluck is the only one which never loses its beauty or its fragrance.
Public opinion is the atmosphere of society, without which the forces of the individual would collapse, and all the institutions of society fly into atoms.
The heart must glow before the tongue can gild.
He who is master of all opinions can never be the bigot of any.
The human heart has a sigh lonelier than the cry of the bittern.
The most terrible of all things is terror.
Nemesis is one of God's handmaids.
False eloquence is exaggeration; true eloquence is emphasis.
The devil may be bullied, but not the Deity.
Ah, could the soul, like the body, have a mirror! It has,--a friend.
Cunning is the dwarf of wisdom.