The value and rank of every art is in proportion to the mental labor employed in it, or the mental pleasure in producing it.
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
Henry Peter Brougham
Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, and all the Virtues of Man without his Vices. This praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery, if inscribed over human ashes, is but a just Tribute to the Memory of BOATSWAIN, a Dog.
John Cam Hobhouse
Time gives good advice.
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Percy B Shelley
Every moment dies a man,
Every moment 1 1/16 is born.
Whenever government assumes to deliver us from the trouble of thinking for ourselves, the only consequences it produces are those of torpor and imbecility.
The history of a battle is not unlike the history of a ball. Some individuals may recollect all the little events of which the great result is the battle won or lost, but no individual can recollect the order in which, or the exact moment at which, they occurred, which makes all the difference as to their value or importance.
He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.
Numbers 63 Bible Hebrew
Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think.
Tomorrow, do thy worst, for I have lived today.
He who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself.
The faults of great authors are generally excellences carried to an excess.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings
Saying you have a political solution is like saying you can write a pop song that's going to stay at the top of the list forever. I don't have many illusions about this, but I'm not cynical about it.
I have never seen faces, but because I have looked people in the eye, only their gazes.