''This moment exhibits infinite space, but there is a space also wherein all moments are infinitely exhibited, and the everlasting duration of infinite space is another region and room of joys.''
''Happiness was not made to be boasted, but enjoyed. Therefore tho' others count me miserable, I will not believe them if I know and feel myself to be happy; nor fear them.''
''To love one person with a private love is poor and miserable: to love all is glorious.''
''More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.''
''A little grit in the eye destroyeth the sight of the very heavens, and a little malice or envy a world of joys. One wry principle in the mind is of infinite consequence.''
''Is it not strange, that an infant should be heir of the whole world, and see those mysteries which the books of the learned never unfold?''
''You never know yourself till you know more than your body.''
''I will not by the noise of bloody wars and the dethroning of kings advance you to glory: but by the gentle ways of peace and love.''
''An empty book is like an infant's soul, in which anything may be written. It is capable of all things, but containeth nothing. I have a mind to fill this with profitable wonders.''
''The corn was orient and immortal wheat, which never should be reaped, nor was ever sown. I thought it had stood from everlasting to everlasting.''
''It is of the nobility of man's soul that he is insatiable: for he hath a benefactor so prone to give, that he delighteth in us for asking. Do not your inclinations tell you that the WORLD is yours?''
''The soul is made for action, and cannot rest till it be employed. Idleness is its rust. Unless it will up and think and taste and see, all is in vain.''
''Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.''