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"I have no consistency, except in politics; and that probably arises from my indifference to the subject altogether."

"And yet a little tumult, now and then, is an agreeable quickener of sensation; such as a revolution, a battle, or an adventure of any lively description."

"My time has been passed viciously and agreeably; at thirty-one so few years months days hours or minutes remain that Carpe Diem is not enough. I have been obliged to crop even the seconds-for who can trust to tomorrow?"

"Why did she love him? Curious fool - be still - is human love the growth of human will?"

"Who loves, raves."

"My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then."

"Why I came here, I know not; where I shall go it is useless to inquire - in the midst of myriads of the living and the dead worlds, stars, systems, infinity, why should I be anxious about an atom?"

"It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time."

"I cannot help thinking that the menace of Hell makes as many devils as the severe penal codes of inhuman humanity make villains."

"Fame is the thirst of youth."

"Folly loves the martyrdom of fame."

"What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow? To view each loved one blotted from life's page, And be alone on earth, as I am now."

"Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication."

"As falls the dew on quenchless sands, blood only serves to wash ambition's hands."

"America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people."

"I would rather have a nod from an American, than a snuff-box from an emperor."

"The Angels were all singing out of tune, and hoarse with having little else to do, excepting to wind up the sun and moon or curb a runaway young star or two."

"Out of chaos God made a world, and out of high passions comes a people."

"I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned."

"Men are the sport of circumstances when it seems circumstances are the sport of men."

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