It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tost upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth… and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below.
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- Truth arises more readily from error than from confusion.
- What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.
- People of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon and seldom drive business home to it’s conclusion, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
- Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
- They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they see nothing but sea.
- God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasure.