What is life, when wanting love? Night without a morning; love's the cloudless summer sun, nature gay adorning.
Hence it is clear how much more cruel the pen is than the sword.
A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself.
To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.
Almost in every kingdom the most ancient families have been at first princes' bastards.
Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.
Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.
No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread.
The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.
We can make mayors and officers every year, but not scholars.
One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague.
Every man hath a good and a bad angel attending on him in particular all his life long.
Worldly wealth is the Devil's bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun.