This reasonable moderator, and equal piece of justice, Death.
Art is the perfection of nature.
And sure there is music even in the beauty, and the silent note which Cupid strikes, far sweeter than the sound of an instrument; for there is music wherever there is harmony, order, or proportion; and thus far we may maintain the music of the spheres
By compassion we make others' misery our own, and so, by relieving them, we relieve ourselves also.
Where we desire to be informed 'tis good to contest with men above ourselves; but to confirm and establish our opinions, 'tis best to argue with judgments below our own, that the frequent spoils and victories over their reasons may settle in ourselves an esteem and confirmed opinion of our own.
To believe only possibilities is not faith, but mere Philosophy.
Be charitable before wealth makes thee covetous.
The heart of man is the place the devil dwells in; I feel sometimes a hell dwells within myself.
Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good.
It is a brave act to despise death; but where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live.
The heart of man is the place the devil dwells in; I feel sometimes a hell within myself.
Persecution is a bad and indirect way to plant Religion.
Forcible ways make not an end of evil, but leave hatred and malice behind them.
Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.