Believe me, there exists no such dilemma as that in which a gentleman is placed when he is forced to reply to a blackguard.
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary...
I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.
After reading all that has been written, and after thinking all that can be thought, on the topics of God and the soul, the man who has a right to say that he thinks at all, will find himself face to face with the conclusion that, on these topics, the most profound thought is that which can be the least easily distinguished from the most superficial sentiment.
The writer who neglects punctuation, or mispunctuates, is liable to be misunderstood for the want of merely a comma, it often occurs that an axiom appears a paradox, or that a sarcasm is converted into a sermonoid.