"Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows."
"In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments—there are consequences."
"Love is the magician, the enchanter, that changes worhtless things to joy, and makes right royal kings and queens of common clay. It is the perfume of that wondrous flower, heart, and without that sacred passion, that devine swoon, we are less than beasts; but with it, earth is heaven, and we are gods."
"The hands that help are better far than the lips that pray."