Once harm has been done, even a fool understands it.
The Iliad Homer
It is said that as many days as there are in the whole journey, so many are the men and horses that stand along the road, each horse and man at the interval of a days journey; and these are stayed neither by snow nor rain nor heat nor darkness from accomplishing their appointed course with all speed.
If you should put even a little on a little and should do this often, soon this would become big.
All limits are self imposed.
You can now, if you choose, employ your present success to advantage, so as to keep what you have got and gain honour and reputation besides, and you can avoid the mistake of those who meet with an extraordinary piece of good fortune, and are led on by hope to grasp continually at something further, through having already succeeded without expecting it.
The world is growing old;
Who would not be at rest and free
Where love is never cold?
Frederick Willaim Faber
The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good.
Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation.
Poetry is simply the most beautiful, impressive, and widely effective mode of saying things.
What is tolerance? -- it is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly -- that is the first law of nature.
Age steals away all things, even the mind.
No light, but rather darkness visible.
When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
What is a seer? A man who with luck tells the truth sometimes, with frequent falsehoods, but when his luck deserts him, collapses then and there.