We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.
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Human science fragments everything in order to understand it, kills everything in order to examine it.
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By his father he is English, by his mother he is Americanto my mind the blend which makes the perfect man.
We know there is intention and purpose in the universe, because there is intention and purpose in us.
The desire of advising has a very extensive prevalence; and, since advice cannot be given but to those that will hear it, a patient listener is necessary to the accommodation of all those who desire to be confirmed in the opinion of their own wisdom: a patient listener, however, is not always to be had; the present age, whatever age is present, is so vitiated and disordered, that young people are readier to talk than to attend, and good counsel is only thrown away upon those who are full of their own perfections.
We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character.
I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way: by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could.
The generative energy, which, when we are loose, dissipates and makes us unclean, when we are continent invigorates and inspires us. Chastity is the flowering of man; and what are called Genius, Heroism, Holiness, and the like, are but various fruits which succeed it.