A mind not to be changed by place or time. The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heav’n.
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.
They also serve who only stand and wait.
Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe.
Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie.
Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.
He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license.