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I call therefore a complete and generous education that which fits a man to perform justly, skilfully and magnanimously all the offices both private and public, of peace and war.
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
None can love freedom heartily but good men - the rest love not freedom but licence.
Come let us haste, the stars grow high, But night sits monarch yet in the mid sky.
Thou canst not touch the freedom of my mind.
How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, Stol'n on his wing my three-and-twentieth year!
A good book is the precious life-blood of a master-spirit embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
How charming is divine Philosophy! Not harsh, and crabbed as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets, Where no crude surfet raigns.
What hath night to do with sleep?
And looks commercing with the skies, Thy rapt soul sitting in thine eyes.
Accuse not Nature she hath done her part Do thou but thine!
Where glowing embers through the roomTeach light to counterfeit a gloom...
Where more is meant than meets the ear.
Give me the liberty to know to think to believe and to utter freely according to conscience above all other liberties.
Many a man lives a burden to the Earth, but a good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, imbalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
The brazen throat of war.
Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.
Gratitude bestows reverence.....changing forever how we experience life and the world.
I will not deny but that the best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words.
They also serve who only stand and wait.
Servant of God well done.
Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship.
They changed their minds, Flew off, and into strange vagaries fell.
A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell a hell of heaven.
A broad and ample road, whose dust is gold, And pavement stars—as starts to thee appearSoon in the galaxy, that milky wayWhich mightly as a circling zone thou seestPowder'd wiht stars.
Boast not of what thou would'st have done but do.
And so sepúlchred in such pomp dost lie, That kings for such a tomb would wish to die.
To hear the lark begin his flight And singing startle the dull night. From his watchtower in the skies Til the dappled dawn doth rise.
Deep versed in books and shallow in himself.
Flowers of all hue and without thorn the rose.
th' unconquerable will, / And study of revenge, immortal hate, / And courage never to submit or yield/ And what is else not to be overcome?
A heaven on earth.
Athens the eye of Greece mother of arts And eloquence.
...So little knowsAny but God alone to value rightThe good before him but perverts best thingsTo worst abuse or to their meanest use.
Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie.
Awake, arise or be for ever fall’n.
Our torments also may in length of timeBecome our Elements.
Who overcomes By force hath overcome but half his foe.
Grace was in all her steps heaven in her eye In every gesture dignity and love.
Shalt thou give law to God, shalt thou disputeWith Him the points of liberty who madeThee what thou art and formed the pow'rs of Heav'nSuch as He pleased and circumscribed their being?
All hell broke loose.
Time is the subtle thief of youth.
Be strong, live happy and love, but first of allHim whom to love is to obey, and keepHis great command!
Neither man nor angel can discern hypocrisy, the only evil that walks invisible except to God alone.
Wickedness is weakness.
The mind is a universe and can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.
Where the bright seraphim in burning rowTheir loud uplifted angel trumpets blow.
Even the demons are encouraged when their chief is "not lost in loss itself.
Peace hath her victories No less renowned than war.