The main thing needed to make men happy is intelligence.
Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth’s sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.
Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
Hither the heroes and nymphs resort,To taste awhile the pleasures of a courtIn various talk th’instuctive hours they past,Who gave the ball, or paid the visit lastOne speaks the glory of the British Queen,And one describes a charming Indian screenlA third interprets motions, looks and eyesAt every word a reputation dies.
Here he lies where he longed to be; Home is the sailor, home from sea, and the hunter home from the hill.