The faults of great authors are generally excellences carried to an excess.
The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.
The most happy marriage I can imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.
The primary imagination I hold to be the living power and prime agent of all human perception, and as a repetition in the finite mind of the eternal act of creation in the infinite I Am.
The wise possess ideas; the greater part of mankind are possessed by them.
Why are not more gems from our great authors scattered over the country? Great books are not in everybody's reach; and though it is better to know them thoroughly than to know them only here and there, yet it is a good work to give a little to those who have not the time nor means to get more.
It is that willing suspension of disbelief for the moment which constitutes poetic faith.
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.