We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation, more than the inhabitants of another country.
Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.
Many have said of Alchemy, that it is for the making of gold and silver. For me such is not the aim, but to consider only what virtue and power may lie in medicines.
Sweet it is, when on the high seas the winds are lashing the waters, to gaze from the land on another's struggles.
Man may be considered as a superior species of animal that produces philosophies and poems in about the same way a silkworm produces their cocoons and bees their hives
Fishes live in the sea, as men do on land: the great ones eat up the little ones.
I am driven out of fatherlands and motherlands. Thus I now love only my children's land, yet undiscovered, in the farthest sea; for this I bid my sails search and search.
I would say that although my music may be or may have been part of the cultural background fabric of the gay community, I consider myself an outsider who belongs everywhere and nowhere... Being a human being is what truly counts. That's where you'll find me.
The vast majority of English folk cannot and will not consider a picture as a picture, apart from any story which it may be supposed to tell.
We must consider the distinctive characters and the general nature of plants from the point of view of their morphology , their behavior under external conditions, their mode of generation, and the whole course of their life.
The Eagle has landed.
Buy land, they're not making it anymore.
There is a world of difference between a Mahler eighth note and a normal eighth note.
No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be, he loves fairness more than anything else. If the people placed over him are unfair, from year to year he lapses into an embittered state characterized by an extreme lack of faith.
The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen flexibility if we are to accept the answers.
No matter how correct a mathematical theorem may appear to be, one ought never to be satisfied that there was not something imperfect about it until it also gives the impression of being beautiful.
Let America first praise mediocrity even, in her children, before she praises... the best excellence in the children of any other land.
To say to the painter that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit on the piano.
May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air.
Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice?
I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.
Dreams are not without meaning wherever thay may come from-from fantasy, from the elements, or from other inspiration.
Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.
If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.
Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.