...A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
Who overcomes by force hath overcome but half his foe.
Awake, arise, or be forever fall'n.
Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heav'n.
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n.
Here at least we shall be free. . . Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.
If it come to prohibiting, there is aught more likely to be prohibited than truth itself.
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
I am a part of all that I have met.
A good book is the precious life-blood of the master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose for a life beyond.
He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
Better reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.
Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making.
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of Hell and a hell of Heaven
Which way I fly is Hell; myself am Hell.
He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
He who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself.
Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.
No man who know aught can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free.
None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license.
Hell has no benefits, only torture.