A man without earnestness is a mournful and perplexing spectacle. But it is a consolation to believe, as we must of such a one, that he is the most effectual and compulsive of all schools.
Repentance clothes in grass and flowers the grave in which the past is laid.
Emotion turning back on itself, and not leading on to thought or action, is the element of madness.
Enthusiasm is grave, inward, self-controlled; mere excitement, outward, fantastic, hysterical, and passing in a moment from tears to laughter.
Man is a substance clad in shadows.
The worst education which teaches self-denial, is better than the best which teaches everything else, and not that.
One dupe is as impossible as one twin.
Colors answer feeling in man; shapes answer thought; and motion answers will.
Pain has its own noble joy, when it starts a strong consciousness of life, from a stagnant one.
Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.
Last Update: 1 October 2022
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