English Spasmodic Poet
"To grow and know what one is growing towards - that is the source of all strength and confidence in life."
"We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best."
"Man is one; and he hath one great heart. It is thus we feel, with a gigantic throb athwart the sea, each other's rights and wrongs; thus are we men."
"Necessity, like electricity, is in ourselves and all things, and no more without us than within us."
"Remember that thy heart will shed its pleasures as thine eye its tears, and both leave loathsome furrows."
"We love and live in power; it is the spirit’s end. Mind must subdue; to conquer is its life."
"Sorrow is a stone that crushes a single bearer to the ground, while two are able to carry it with ease."
"The world is a great poem, and the world’s . The words it is writ in, and we souls the thoughts."
"Worthy books are not companions, they are solitudes; we lose ourselves in them, and all our cares."
"Who can mistake great thoughts? They seize upon the mind; arrest and search and shake it; bow the tall soul as by wind; rush over it like rivers over reeds."
"Let each man think himself an act of God, his mind a thought, his life a breath of God; and let each try, by great thoughts and good deeds, to show the most of heaven he hath in him."
"Any heart turned Godward feels more joy in one short hour of prayer, than e'er was raised by all the feasts of earth since its foundation."
"Application is the price to be paid for mental acquisition. To have the harvest, we must sow the seed."
"Corruption springs from light: 'tis one same power Creates, preserves, destroys; matter whereon It works, on e'er self-transmutative form, Common to now the living, now the dead."
"Burn to be great, Pay not thy praise to lofty things alone. The plains are everlasting as the hills, The bard cannot have two pursuits; aught else Comes on the mind with the like shock as though Two worlds had gone to war, and met in air."
"Evil is limited. One cannot form a scheme for universal evil… Evil then results from imperfection."