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Quote Left When I consider how my light is spent E're half my days, in this dark world and wide, And that one Talent which is death to hide, Lodg'd with me useless, though my Soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker, and present My true account, least he returning chide, Doth God exact day-labour, light deny'd, I fondly ask; But patience to prevent That murmur, soon replies, God doth not need Either man's work or his own gifts, who best Bear his milde yoak, they serve him best, his State Is Kingly. Thousands at his bidding speed And post o're Land and Ocean without rest: They also serve who only stand and waite. Quote Right
Quote Left Servant of God, well done, well hast thou fought The better fight, who single hast maintain'd Against revolted multitudes the Cause Of Truth, in word mightier than they in Arms; And for the testimony of Truth hast borne Universal reproach, far worse Quote Right
Quote Left Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth unseen, both when we sleep and when we awake. Quote Right
Quote Left The childhood shows the man, As morning shows the day. Quote Right
Quote Left How charming is divine philosophy! Not harsh and crabb Quote Right
Quote Left Lap me in soft Lydian airs, Married to immortal verse,... Quote Right
Quote Left To measure life learn thou betimes, and know Toward solid good what leads the nearest way;... Quote Right
Quote Left Lords are lordliest in their wine. Quote Right
Quote Left He also serves who only stands and waits. Quote Right
Quote Left Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth. Quote Right
Quote Left Come, pensive nun, devout and pure, sober steadfast, and demure, all in a robe of darkest grain, flowing with majestic train. Quote Right
Quote Left Where no hope is left, is left no fear. Quote Right
Quote Left Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven. Quote Right
Quote Left Celestial Cupid her fam'd son advanc't, Holds his dear Psyche sweet intranc't... Quote Right
Quote Left A short retirement urges a sweet return. Quote Right
Quote Left Hell has no benefits, only torture. Quote Right
Quote Left Here we may reign secure, and in my choice To reign is worth ambition though in hell: Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven Quote Right
Quote Left I am a part of all that I have met. Quote Right
Quote Left But wherefore thou alone Wherefore with theeCame not all hell broke loose Is pain to themLess pain, less to be fled, or thou than theyLess hardy to endure Courageous chief,The first in flight from pain, hadst thou allegedTo thy deserted host this cause of flight,Thou surely hadst not come sole fugitive. Quote Right
Quote Left Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties. Quote Right
Quote Left Biochemically, love is just like eating large amounts of chocolate. Quote Right
Quote Left He who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself. Quote Right
Quote Left Better reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven. Quote Right
Quote Left We carry our homes within us which enables us to fly. Quote Right
Quote Left Accuse not nature, she hath done her partDo thou but thine, and be not diffidentOf wisdom, she deserts thee not, if thouDismiss not her, when most thou needest her nigh,By attributing overmuch to thingsLess excellent, as thou thyself perceivest. Quote Right
Quote Left ...A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. Quote Right
Quote Left Long is the way And hard, that out of Hell leads up to light Quote Right
Quote Left He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires and fears is more than a King. Quote Right
Quote Left ... If weakness may excuse, What Murderer, what Traitor, Parricide, Incestuous, sacrilegious, but may plead it All Wickedness is Weakness That plea therefore With God or Man will gain thee no Remission. Quote Right
Quote Left I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race where that immortal garland is to be run for, not without dust and heat. Quote Right