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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Poet
Nation: English
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Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live.

Tags: Forget, Her, Nations

Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel left; you cannot bereave him of his covetousness.

Tags: Cannot, Him, Though

True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves.

Tags: Modesty, Rich, True

Virtue could see to do what Virtue would by her own radiant light, though sun and moon where in the flat sea sunk.

Tags: Her, Light, Sun

The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.

Tags: Hell, Mind, Place

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.

Tags: Change, Experience, Life

He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.

Tags: Himself, Rules, Within

Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.

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Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung.

Tags: Confusion, Darkness, Light

He that has light within his own clear breast May sit in the centre, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself his own dungeon.

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He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.

Tags: Green, Revenge, Wounds

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence.

Tags: Good, Love, Men

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.

Tags: Conscience, Give, Liberty

When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.

Tags: Liberty, Men, Wise

Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.

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To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable.

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For what can war, but endless war, still breed?

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The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller.

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A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit.

Tags: Book, Good, Spirit

No man who knows aught, can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free.

Tags: Free, Men, Stupid

The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby.

Tags: Character, Himself, Past

Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image, but thee who destroys a good book, kills reason its self.

Tags: Book, God, Good

Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right.

Tags: Grounded, Profits

Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.

Tags: Her, Him, Truth

Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship.

Tags: Beauty, May, Nature

Love-quarrels oft in pleasing concord end.

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They also serve who only stand and wait.

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Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe.

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Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself.

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