Good and bad men are less than they seem.
A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory.
To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed.
Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree.
He who begins by loving Christianity more than Truth, will proceed by loving his sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.