Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books.

Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.

A business with an income at its heels.

It chills my blood to hear the blest Supreme Rudely appealed to on each trifling theme.

God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.

Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray.

Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees.

Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.

No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.

O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place.

Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.

The dogs did bark, the children screamed, Up flew the windows all; And every soul bawled out, Well done! As loud as he could bawl.

A fool must now and then be right, by chance.

Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God.

The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.

He has no hope who never had a fear.

The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged.

God made the country, and man made the town.

They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.

The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow.

O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?

An epigram is but a feeble thing - With straw in tail, stuck there by way of sting.

A self-made man? Yes, and one who worships his creator.

Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.

Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor.

Where men of judgment creep and feel their way, The positive pronounce without dismay.

No wild enthusiast could rest, till half the world like him was possessed.

A life of ease is a difficult pursuit.

Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid.

Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.

How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, excels a dunce that has been kept at home.

Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth. While truths, on which eternal things depend, can hardly find a single friend.

No one was ever scolded out of their sins.

Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.

Acquaint thyself with God, if thou would'st taste His works. Admitted once to his embrace, Thou shalt perceive that thou was blind before: Thine eye shall be instructed; and thine heart Made pure shall relish with divine delight Till then unfelt, what hands divine have wrought.

Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.

I would not enter in my list of friends, Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm. An inadvertent step may crush the snail That crawls at evening in the public path, But he has the humanity, forewarned, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live.