Genius is of no country.
Genius is independent of situation.
Prudent dullness marked him for a mayor.
It can't be Nature, for it is not sense.
The best things carried to excess are wrong.
Those who would make us feel, must feel themselves.
Be England what she will, with all her faults she is my country still.
To copy beauty forfeits all pretense to fame; to copy faults is want of sense.
The danger chiefly lies in acting well; no crime's so great as daring to excel.