There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty.
Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)
Contributed by: Zaady
A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
Source: The Spectator
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable.
A man that has a taste of music, painting, or architecture, is like one that has another sense, when compared with such as have no relish of those arts.
To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the great truths which atheism would deny.
Whether zeal or moderation be the point we aim at, let us keep the fire out of the one, and the frost out of the other.
Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominance.
Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honoris a private station.
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