The God of merely traditional believers is the great Absentee of the universe.
Common sense is the average sensibility and intelligence of men undisturbed by individual peculiarities.
Public opinion is a second conscience.
The lower a man descends in his love, the higher he lifts his life.
A sigh can shatter a castle in the air.
Words of love are works of love.
God hands gifts to some, whispers them to others.
Keep your working power at its maximum.
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.
Nemesis is one of God's handmaids.
How sublime is the audacious tautology of Mohammed, God is God!
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.
Heart's-ease is a flower which blooms from the grave of desire.
False eloquence is exaggeration; true eloquence is emphasis.
Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond districts of the mind.
Of all the portions of life it is in the two twilights, childhood and age, that tears fall with the most frequency; like the dew at dawn and eve.
In the rest of Nirvana all sorrows surcease: Only Buddha can guide to that city of Peace Whose inhabitants have the eternal release.
The human heart has a sigh lonelier than the cry of the bittern.
The devil may be bullied, but not the Deity.
God's mills grind slow, But they grind woe.
Cunning is the dwarf of wisdom.
Every man is his own greatest dupe.
There is one thing diviner than duty, namely, the bond of obligation transmuted into liberty.
Tears are the tribute of humanity to its destiny.
Willmott, the English essayist, says poetry is the natural religion of literature.
Laws are the silent assessors of God.
True statesmanship is the art of changing a nation from what it is into what it ought to be.
Ignorance is the mother of suspicion.
The flower which we do not pluck is the only one which never loses its beauty or its fragrance.
I would give more for the private esteem and love of one than for the public praise of ten thousand.