Quotes

11 November 2014
A little grit in the eye destroyeth the sight of the very heavens, and a little malice or envy a world of joys. One wry principle in the mind is of infinite consequence.
11 November 2014
An empty book is like an infant's soul, in which anything may be written. It is capable of all things, but containeth nothing. I have a mind to fill this with profitable wonders.
11 November 2014
I will not by the noise of bloody wars and the dethroning of kings advance you to glory: but by the gentle ways of peace and love.
11 November 2014
You never know yourself till you know more than your body.
11 November 2014
The soul is made for action, and cannot rest till it be employed. Idleness is its rust. Unless it will up and think and taste and see, all is in vain.
11 November 2014
More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.
11 November 2014
To love one person with a private love is poor and miserable: to love all is glorious.
11 November 2014
Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.
11 November 2014
Happiness was not made to be boasted, but enjoyed. Therefore tho' others count me miserable, I will not believe them if I know and feel myself to be happy; nor fear them.
11 November 2014
Is it not strange, that an infant should be heir of the whole world, and see those mysteries which the books of the learned never unfold?

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