Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.
Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. If you look at it to admire it, you are lost.
The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature.
From a worldly point of view, there is no mistake so great as that of being always right.
God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
In practice it is seldom very hard to do one’s duty when one knows what it is, but it is sometimes extremely difficult to find this out.
Words are like money; there is nothing so useless, unless when in actual use.
There is no such source of error as the pursuit of absolute truth.
People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practiced.