None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence.
No man who knows aught, can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free.
A man may be a heretic in the truth; and if he believe things only because his pastor says so, or the assembly so determines, without knowing other reason, though his belief be true, yet the very truth he holds becomes his heresy.
I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat.
A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
Adam inquires concerning celestial motions, is doubtfully answered, and exhorted to search rather things more worthy of knowledge.
Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil.
Lords are lordliest in their wine.
To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable.
Beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies.