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The eye altering, alters all.
 

The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.
 

The foundation of empire is art and science. Remove them or degrade them, and the empire is no more. Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose.
[Art]
 

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
[Forgiveness]
 

The hours of folly are measured by the clock, but of wisdom no clock can measure.
 

The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
 

The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel'd to heaven is no artist.
 

The Old and New Testaments are the Great Code of Art.
 

The reason Milton wrote in fetters when he wrote of Angels and God, and at liberty when of Devils and Hell, is because he was a true poet and of the Devil's party without knowing it.
 

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
 

The soul of sweet delight, can never be defiled.
 

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
 

The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.
[Wisdom]
 

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.
 

The true method of knowledge is experiment.
 

The tygers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.
 

The weak in courage is strong in cunning.
 

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.
 

Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained; and the restrainer or reason usurps its place & governs the unwilling.
 

To generalize is to be an idiot.
 


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