Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.
Age is not a particularly interesting subject. anyone can get old. all you have to do is live long enough
A subject for a great poet would be god's boredom after the seventh day of creation.
The limit of man s knowledge in any subject possesses a high interest which is perhaps increased by its close neighbourhood to the realms of imagination.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.