It is not a merit to tolerate, but rather a crime to be intolerant.
Twin-sister of Religion, Selfishness
The odious and disgusting aristocracy of wealth is built upon the ruins of all that is good in chivalry or republicanism; and LUXURY is the forerunner of a barbarism scarcely capable of cure.
A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.
Soul meets soul on lovers' lips.
All of us who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth
Obedience indeed is only the pitiful and cowardly egotism of him who thinks that he can do something better than reason.
Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim.
There is no disease, bodily or mental, which adoption of vegetable diet, and pure water has not infallibly mitigated, wherever the experiment has been fairly tried.
Constancy has nothing virtuous in itself, independently of the pleasure it confers, and partakes of the temporizing spirit of vice in proportion as it endures tamely moral defects of magnitude in the object of its indiscreet choice.
Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.
Fear not for the future, weep not for the past
There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!
You must come home with me and be my guest; You will give joy to me, and I will do All that is in my power to honour you.
Contemporary criticism only represents the amount of ignorance genius has to contend with.