Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit.
He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image, but thee who destroys a good book, kills reason its self.
To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable.
The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right.
Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.
They also serve who only stand and wait.
No man who knows aught, can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free.
Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung.
He that has light within his own clear breast May sit in the centre, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself his own dungeon.
Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself.
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