Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
George B Mere
Guilt is the source of sorrows, the avenging fiend that follows us behind with whips and stings.
I remember about 1660 there was a great difference between him and Sir Hierome Sanchy, one of Oliver's knights…The Knight had been a Soldier, and challenged Sir William to fight with him. Sir William is extremely short sighted, and being the challengee it belonged to him to nominate place and weapon. He nominates, for the place, a darke Cellar, and the weapon to be a great Carpenter's Axe. This turned the knight's challenge into Ridicule, and so it came to nought.
Love me little, love me long.
The Sun shineth as well on the good as the bad: God from on high beholdeth all the workers of iniquity, as well as the upright of heart.
I will make you shorter by the head.
Elizabeth I of England
That which concerns the mystery of the King's power is not lawful to be disputed; for that is to wade into the weakness of Princes, and to take away the mystical reverence that belongs unto them that sit in the throne of God.
James I of England
Not at his picture, but his book.
Deeds, not words shall speak me.
As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
Age steals away all things, even the mind.
Tempt not a desperate man.
For what's a play without a woman in it?
Life is like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.
Every night and every morn Some to misery are born; Every morn and every night Some are born to sweet delight.
The whole life of man is but a point of time let us enjoy it.
Our ideas are the offspring of our senses; we are not more able to create the form of a being we have not seen, without retrospect to one we know, than we are able to create a new sense. He whose fancy has conceived an idea of the most beautiful form must have composed it from actual existence.
O, throw away the worser part of it, And live the purer with the other half.
O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!
What is a city, but the people; true the people are the city.
The art of living easily as to money is to pitch your scale of living one degree below your means.
Sir Henry Wotton
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.
Nothing in the entire universe ever perishes, believe me, but things vary, and adopt a new form. The phrase "being born" is used for beginning to be something different from what one was before, while "dying" means ceasing to be the same. Though this thing may pass into that, and that into this, yet the sums of things remains unchanged.
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
To shoot a man because one disagrees with his interpretation of Darwin or Hegel is a sinister tribute to the supremacy of ideas in human affairs -- but a tribute nevertheless.
The faults of great authors are generally excellences carried to an excess.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Yet fill my glass: give me one kiss:
My own sweet Alice, we must die.
There's somewhat in this world amiss
Shall be unriddled by and by.
There's somewhat flows to us in life,
But more is taken quite away.
Pray, Alice, pray, my darling wife,
That we may die the self-same day.
Alfred (Lord) Tennyson
If a way to the better there be, it lies in taking a full look at the worst.
The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.
Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
It is not down in any map, true places never are.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
He was as fresh as is the month of May.
In the content of his work it is interesting to notice that he is profoundly English. His romanticism, and his choice of the theme of Time and Age – both these look back to the Anglo-Saxons and forward to the nineteenth century. Yet his form is French. The heart is insular and romantic, the head cool and continental: it is a good combination.
And he that strives to touch the stars, Oft stumbles at a straw.
Better shun the bait than struggle in the snare.
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.
The most original authors are not so because they advance what is new, but because they put what they have to say as if it had never been said before.
Johann von Goethe
A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them
Literature is the immortality of speech.
August Wilhelm Von Schlegel
The wealth of a man is the number of things which he loves and blesses, which he is loved and blessed by!
What's a man's first duty? The answer's brief: To be himself.
Of all the works of man I like best
Those which have been used.
The copper pots with their dents and flattened edges
The knives and forks whose wooden handles
Have been worn away by many hands: such forms
Seemed to me the noblest.
Be so true to thyself as thou be not false to others.
Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists.