The same Being that fashioned the insect, whose existence is only discerned by a microscope, and gave that invisible speck a system of ducts and other organs to perform its vital functions, created the enormous mass of the planet thirteen hundred times larger than our earth, and launched it in its course round the sun, and the comet, wheeling with a velocity that would carry it round our globe in less than two minutes of time, and yet revolving through so prodigious a space that it takes near six centuries to encircle the sun!
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895, pg. 274).
What is valuable is not new, and what is new is not valuable.Brougham, Henry, 1st Baron Brougham And Vaux
Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave.Brougham, Henry, 1st Baron Brougham And Vaux
In my mind, he was guilty of no error he — was chargeable with no exaggeration — he was betrayed by his fancy into no metaphor, who once said that all we see about us, Kings, Lords, and Commons, the whole machinery of the State, all the apparatus of the system, and its varied workings, end in simply bringing twelve men into a box.Brougham, Henry, 1st Baron Brougham And Vaux
Pursuit of Knowledge Under DifficultiesBrougham, Henry, 1st Baron Brougham And Vaux
Death was now armed with a new terror.Brougham, Henry, 1st Baron Brougham And Vaux
Real knowledge never promoted either turbulence or unbelief; but its progress is the forerunner of liberality and enlightened toleration.Brougham, Henry, 1st Baron Brougham And Vaux
Not a step can we take in any direction without perceiving the most extraordinary traces of design; and the skill everywhere conspicuous is calculated in so vast a proportion of instances to promote the happiness of living creatures, and especially of ourselves, that we feel no hesitation in concluding that, if we knew the whole scheme of Providence, every part would appear to be in harmony with a plan of absolute benevolence.Brougham, Henry, 1st Baron Brougham And Vaux