Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.
To see him act is like reading Shakespeare by flashes of lightning.
Category: Acting And Actors
My case is a species of madness, only that it is a derangement of the Volition, and not of the intellectual faculties.
Advice is like snow; the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
There are three classes into which all the women past seventy that ever I knew were to be divided: 1. That dear old soul; 2. That old woman; 3. That old witch.
Category: Age And Aging
Some men are like musical glasses; to produce their finest tones you must keep them wet.
Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism
Poor little Foal of an oppressed race! I love the languid patience of thy face.
Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms: and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism.
Category: Aphorisms And Epigrams
The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.
Forth from his dark and lonely hiding-place, (Portentous sight!) the owlet Atheism, sailing on obscene wings athwart the noon, drops his blue-fringed lids, and holds them close, and hooting at the glorious sun in Heaven, cries out, ''Where is it?''
Intense study of the Bible will keep any writer from being vulgar, in point of style.
The study of the Bible will keep anyone from being vulgar in style.
Look through the whole history of countries professing the Romish religion, and you will uniformly find the leaven of this besetting and accursed principle of action -- that the end will sanction any means.
How deep a wound to morals and social purity has that accursed article of the celibacy of the clergy been! Even the best and most enlightened men in Romanist countries attach a notion of impurity to the marriage of a clergyman. And can such a feeling be without its effect on the estimation of the wedded life in general? Impossible! and the morals of both sexes in Spain, Italy, France, and. prove it abundantly.
He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth, will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.
Category: Christians And Christianity