The instability of our tastes is the occasion of the irregularity of our lives.
Some like to understand what they believe in. Others like to believe in what they understand.
Those who ought to be secure from calumny are generally those who avoid it least.
Politeness has been defined to be artificial good-nature; but we may affirm, with much greater propriety, that good-nature is natural politeness.
Science when well-digested is nothing but good sense and reason.
We are usually mistaken in esteeming men too much; rarely in esteeming them too little.
How many persons fancy they have experience simply because they have grown old!
The strong desire for success is the best indication that you can achieve success.
When the truth offends no one it should come from our lips as naturally as the air we breathe.
None are rash when they are not seen by anybody.
The earliest desire of succeeding is almost always a prognostic of success.
Is it not astonishing that the love of repose keeps us in continual agitation?