"The odious and disgusting aristocracy of wealth is built upon the ruins of all that is good in chivalry or republicanism; and luxury is the forerunner of a barbarism scarcely capable of cure."
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"I think that the leaf of a tree, the meanest insect on which we trample, are in themselves arguments more conclusive than any which can be adduced that some vast intellect animates Infinity."
"Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil. When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay."
"A pard-like Spirit beautiful and swift--"
"O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?"
"War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, The lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade."
"Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain."
"Man's yesterday may never be like his morrow; Nought may endure but Mutability."
"The more we study the more we discover our ignorance."
"The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself."
"Revenge is the naked idol of the worship of a semi-barbarous age."
"Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whatever it touches."
"Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds."
"Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world."
"Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves."
"Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought."
"To be omnipotent but friendless is to reign."
"There is no real wealth but the labor of man."
"The great instrument of moral good is the imagination."
"Cold hopes swarm like worms within our living clay."
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