The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.
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If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall.
Secrecy is the element of all goodness even virtue, even beauty is mysterious.
No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men.
If you look deep enough you will see music the heart of nature being everywhere music.
It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five.
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better, Silence is deep as Eternity speech is shallow as Time.
Half the battle is selling music, not singing it. It's the image, not what you sing.
Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.
Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result.
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Close elections tend to break toward the challenger because undecided voters - having held out so long against the incumbent - are by nature looking for change.
Leave the world green of trees and crystal clear waters for the children. An acre of tree is worth a million fold than a a ship loaded with the most precious gems.
I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated.
Neutrality is a negative word. It does not express what America ought to feel. We are not trying to keep out of trouble we are trying to preserve the foundations on which peace may be rebuilt.
My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.
It is the most sensual men who need to flee women and torment their bodies.