The ancient Poets animated all sensible objects with Gods or Geniuses, calling them by the names and adorning them with the properties of woods, rivers, mountains, lakes, cities, nations, and whatever their enlarged numerous senses could perceive.
- William Blake Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes
The priesthood have, in all ancient nations, nearly monopolized learning.... And ever since the Reformation, when or where has existed a Protestant or dissenting sect who would tolerate A FREE INQUIRY The blackest billingsgate, the most ungentlemanly insolence, the most yahooish brutality, is patiently endured, countenanced, propagated, and applauded. But touch a solemn truth in collision with a dogma of a sect, though capable of the clearest proof, and you will soon find you have disturbed a nest, and the hornets will swarm about your eyes and hand, and fly into your face and eyes.
- John Adams Visit FamousQuotes.com for more inspirational quotes