18th-century Playwright Quotes
The wise maketh every thing the means of advantage; and with the same countenance beholdeth he all the faces of fortune: he governeth the good, he conquereth the evil; he is unmov'd in all. Presume not in prosperity, neither despair thou in adversity.
Find earth where grows no weed, and you may find a heart wherein no error grows.
James Sheridan Knowles
A Universalist, your heart cannot but dilate, and your affections widen, until the divine expansion, like the ambient atmosphere, embraces every form, which is acted upon by an immortal spirit.
Judith Sargent Murray
Women, rouse yourselves! The tocsin of reason resounds through the whole universe: recognize your rights. The powerful empire of nature is no longer surrounded by prejudices, fanaticism, superstition and lies.
Olympe de Gouges
He seems a little under the weather, somehow; and yet he's not sick.
Look upon my web so fine, See how threads with threads entwine; If the evening wind alone Thus within the darkest place Breathe upon it, all is gone.
Quote of the day
The military is a very cool world to write about. I went down to Fort Benning, Georgia, for military training, and I learned a lot about soldiers and officers and why they joined up and what their life has been like. I also got my butt kicked.
Predictions that didn't happen
If it's on the Internet it must be true
Remarkable Last Words (or Near-Last Words)
Philip James Bailey
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