A person may dwell so long upon a thought that it may take him a prisoner.
Gratitude is one of those things that cannot be bought. It must be born with men, or else all the obligations in the world will not create it.
He who leaves nothing to chance will do few things poorly, but he will do few things.
Hope is generally a wrong guide, though it is very good company by the way.
Ignorance makes most men go into a political party, and shame keeps them from getting out of it.
Men who borrow their opinions can never repay their debts.
Most men's anger about religion is as if two men should quarrel for a lady they neither of them care for.
The invisible thing called a Good Name is made up of the breath of numbers that speak well of you.
The plainer the dress, the greater luster does beauty appear.
Those who are of the opinion that money will do everything may reasonably be expected to do everything for money.
True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
When people contend for their liberty they seldom get anything for their victory, but new masters.