Such souls, Whose sudden visitations daze the world, Vanish like lightning, but they leave behind A voice that in the distance far away wakens the slumbering ages.
Philip van Artevelde, Act I, scene 7 (1834).
An unreflected light did never yetDazzle the vision feminine.Henry Taylor
The world knows nothing of its greatest men.Henry Taylor
His foodWas glory, which was poison to his mindAnd peril to his body.Henry Taylor
Shy and proud men ... are more liable than any others to fall into the hands of parasites and creatures of low character. For in the intimacies which are formed by shy men, they do not choose, but are chosen.Henry Taylor
Conscience is, in most men, an anticipation of the opinions of others.Henry Taylor
Shy and unready men are great betrayers of secrets; for there are few wants more urgent for the moment than the want of something to say.Henry Taylor
Where there are large powers with little ambition (which will happen sometimes, though seldom) nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.Henry Taylor
The hope, and not the fact, of advancement, is the spur to industry.Henry Taylor
Prodigality is indeed the vice of a weak nature, as avarice is of a strong one; it comes of a weak craving for those blandishments of the world which are easily to be had for money, and which, when obtained, are as much worse than worthless as a harlot's love is worse than none.Henry Taylor
Fear, indeed, is the mother of foresight…Henry Taylor
Of all the uses of adversity which are sweet, none are sweeter than those which grow out of disappointed love…Henry Taylor
Such souls, Whose sudden visitations daze the world, Vanish like lightning, but they leave behind A voice that in the distance far away Wakens the slumbering ages.Henry Taylor
I have not skill From such a sharp and waspish word as "No" To pluck the sting.Henry Taylor
Wisdom is corrupted by ambition, even when the quality of the ambition is intellectual. For ambition, even of this quality, is but a form of self-love.Henry Taylor