I see every thing I paint in this world, but everybody does not see alike. To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes.
Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief's.
One thought fills immensity.
The generations of men run on in the tide of time, But leave their destined lineaments permanent for ever & ever.
The hours of folly are measured by the clock, but of wisdom no clock can measure.
When I tell any truth it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those who do.
To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes.
Sound the Flute! Now it's mute. Birds delight Day and Night;
The Questioner, who sits so sly, Shall never know how to Reply.
Little Lamb, Here I am; Come and lick My white neck;