It is the nature of every person to error, but only the fool perseveres in error.
Give me a young man in whom there is something of the old,
and an old man in whom there is something of the young.
Guided so, a man may grow old in body, but never in mind.
Superstition is a senseless fear of God; religion the intelligent and pious worship of the deity.
Peace is liberty in tranquillity.
A bureaucrat is the most despicable of men, though he is needed as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat who was not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an oppressor or a thief, a holder of little authority in which he delights, as a boy delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can trust such creatures?
It is difficult to set bounds to the price unless you first set bounds to the wish.
The contemplation of celestial things will make a man both speak and think more sublimely and magnificently when he comes down to human affairs.
Let a man practice the profession which he best knows.
Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.
Philosophy, if rightly defined, is nothing but the love of wisdom.
Of all nature’s gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?
There is something in the nature of things which the mind of man, which reason, which human power cannpt effect, and certainly that which produces this must be better than man. What can this be but God?
A letter does not blush.
The man who commands efficiently must have
obeyed others in the past, and the man who obeys
dutifully is worthy of being some day a commander.
The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.
As you have sown so shall you reap.
There is in superstition a senseless fear of God.
No man can be brave who thinks pain the greatest evil; nor temperate, who considers pleasure the highest god.
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