What Art was to the ancient world, Science is to the modern: the distinctive faculty. In the minds of men the useful has succeeded to the beautiful.
Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle; Old Age a regret.
Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
Man is not the creature of circumstances. Circumstances are the creatures of men.
The Disappointment of Manhood succeeds to the delusion of Youth: let us hope that the heritage of Old Age is not Despair.
The praise of a fool is incense to the wisest of us . . .
Little things affect little minds.
We are all born for love, said Morley. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.