Religion! what treasure untold resides in that heavenly word! My hat and wig will soon be here, they are upon the road.

Thou whom avenging pow’rs obey, cancel my debt (too great to pay) before the sad accounting day.

It is genius that brings into being, and it is taste that preserves. Without taste genius is nought but sublime folly.

Much of the glory and sublimity of truth is connected with its mystery. - To understand everything we must be as God.

Piety and morality are but the same spirit differently manifested. Piety is religion with its face toward God; morality is religion with its face toward the world.

Be patient, for the world is broad and wide.

For there is such a thing as a broken spirit.

God himself has no right to be a tyrant.

It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.

We must learn how to explode! Any disease is healthier than the one provoked by a hoarded rage.

If we look into the history of our own nation, we shall find that the beard flourished in the Saxon heptarchy, but was very much discouraged under the Norman line. It shot out, however, from time to time, in several reigns under different shapes. The last effort it made seems to have been in Queen MaryÂ’s days, as the curious reader may find, if he pleases to peruse the figures of Cardinal Pole and Bishop Gardiner; though, at the same time, I think it may be questioned, if zeal against popery has not induced our Protestant painters to extend the beards of these two persecutors beyond their natural dimensions, in order to make them appear the more terrible.