Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.
God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.
Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.
Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
The darkest day, if you live till tomorrow, will have passed away.
Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth. While truths, on which eternal things depend, can hardly find a single friend.
Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor.
Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid.
They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.
Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God.
Where men of judgment creep and feel their way, The positive pronounce without dismay.
Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.
A self-made man? Yes, and one who worships his creator.
Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.
No one was ever scolded out of their sins.
O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place.
Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray.
God made the country, and man made the town.
Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.