This world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.
The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.
The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.
The next Augustan age will dawn on the other side of the Atlantic. There will, perhaps, be a Thucydides at Boston, a Xenophon at New York, and, in time, a Virgil at Mexico, and a Newton at Peru. At last, some curious traveler from Lima will visit England and give a description of the ruins of St Paul s, like the editions of Balbec and Palmyra.
A careless song, with a little nonsense in it now and then, does not mis-become a monarch.
By deafness one gains in one respect more than one loses; one misses more nonsense than sense.