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A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation; bu...   Life
A man's as old as he's feeling. A woman as old as she looks.   Life
A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borro...   Life
Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, ...   Life
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised ...   Life
All thoughts, all passions, all delights Whatever stirs this mortal fr...   Life
An orphan's curse would drag to hell, a spirit from on high; but oh! m...   Life
And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin is pride that apes humilit...   Life
And though thou notest from thy safe recess old friends burn dim, like...   Life
As I live and am a man, this is an unexaggerated tale - my dreams beco...   Life
As it must not, so genius cannot be lawless; for it is even that const...   Life
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.   Life
Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an e...   Life
Friendship is a sheltering tree.   Life
General principles... are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree a...   Life
Good and bad men are less than they seem.   Life
Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends.   Life
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.   Life
How inimitably graceful children are in general before they learn to d...   Life
How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we hav...   Life
I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.   Life
I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of ...   Life
If a man could pass through Paradise in a dream, and have a flower pre...   Life
In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure.   Life
Its body brevity, and wit its soul.   Life
My case is a species of madness, only that it is a derangement of the ...   Life
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of h...   Life
No one does anything from a single motive.   Life
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.   Life
O pure of heart! Thou needest not ask of me what this strong music in ...   Life
Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, Beloved from pole to pole.   Life
Our own heart, and not other men's opinions form our true honor.   Life
People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.   Life
Plagiarists are always suspicious of being stolen from.   Life
Poor little Foal of an oppressed race! I love the languid patience of ...   Life
Reviewers are usually people who would have been, poets, historians, b...   Life
So for the mother's sake the child was dear, and dearer was the mother...   Life
Some men are like musical glasses; to produce their finest tones you m...   Life
Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain person...   Nature
Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipa...   Love
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being ...   Life
That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes...   Life
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soo...   Life
The Language of the Dream/Night is contrary to that of Waking/Day. It ...   Life
The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be th...   Life
The three great ends which a statesman ought to propose to himself in ...   Life
To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illum...   Life
To see him act is like reading Shakespeare by flashes of lightning.   Life
To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to pu...   Life
What is a epigram? A dwarfish whole. Its body brevity, and wit its sou...   Life
Why are not more gems from our great authors scattered over the countr...   Life
Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the mor...   Life