In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.
Nature is the art of God.
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality.
Remember tonight... for it is the beginning of always.
Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.
Beauty awakens the soul to act.
If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.
From a little spark may burst a flame.
Small projects need much more help than great.
Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories, and still your eyes are on the ground.
You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man's bread, and how hard is the way up and down another man's stairs.
The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.
No one thinks of how much blood it costs.
Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.
All hope abandon, ye who enter here!
Consider your origins: you were not made that you might live as brutes, but so as to follow virtue and knowledge.
Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild.
Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.
Consider your origin; you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
The secret of getting things done is to act!
A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.