It is impossible for men engaged in low and groveling pursuits to have noble and generous sentiments. A man’s thought must always follow his employment.
Whatever shall be to the advantage of all, may that prevail!
Everything great is not always good, but all good things are great.
To remind a man of the good turns you have done him is very much like a reproach.
He who confers a favor should at once forget it, if he is not to show a sordid, ungenerous spirit. To remind a man of a kindness conferred on him, and to talk of it, is little different from reproach.
Topics: Kindness, Generosity
The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves.
As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not, so men are proved by their speeches whether they be wise or foolish.
The man who has received a benefit ought always to remember it, but he who has granted it ought to forget the fact at once.
What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice.
Success has a great tendency to conceal and throw a veil over the evil deeds of men.
The easiest thing in the world is self-deceit; for every man believes what he wishes, though the reality is often different.
Every advantage in the past is judged in the light of the final issue.
What we wish, that we readily believe.
The sower of the seed is assuredly the author of the whole harvest of mischief.
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