|S. Austin Allibone, comp. Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay. 1880.|
| He ruined himself and all that trusted in him by crotchets that he never could explain to any rational man.|
Thomas De Quincey.
| It is no point of wisdom for a man to beat his brains about things impossible.|
| Heights that scorn our prospect, and depths of which reason will never touch the bottom, yet surely the pleasure arising from thence is great and noble; forasmuch as they afford perpetual matter to the inquisitiveness of human reason, and so are large enough for it to take its full scope and range in.|
| It is a vast hindrance to the enrichment of our understandings if we spend too much of our time among infinites and unsearchables.|
Dr. Isaac Watts.