SOMERVILLE, Thomas Quotes
(1741-1830), Scottish divine
A genius can't be forced; nor can you make an ape an alderman.
Adversity, sage useful guest, severe instructor, but the best; it is from thee alone we know justly to value things below.
Despair gives courage to the weak.—Resolved to die, he fears no more, but rushes on his foes, and deals his deaths around.
God, veiled in majesty, alone gives light and life to all; bids the great systems move, and changing seasons in their turns advance, unmoved, unchanged himself.