There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.
A cultivated man, wise to know and bold to perform, is the end to which nature works, and the education of the will is the flowering and result of all this geology and astronomy.
The richest soil, if cultivated, produces the rankest weeds.
Uncultivated minds are not full of wild flowers, like uncultivated fields. Villainous weeds grow in them and they are the haunt of toads.