Only the home can found a state.
The secret of solitude is that there is no solitude.
Of all my wife’s relations I like myself the best.
What a man sees only in his best moments as truth is truth in all moments.
Safe popular freedom consists of four things, the diffusion of liberty, of intelligence, of property, and of conscientiousness, and cannot be compounded of any three out of the four.
A mystery is something of which we know that it is, though we do not know how it is.
A good creed is a gate to the city that hath foundations; a misleading creed may be a road to destruction, or if both misleading and alluring it may become what Shakespeare calls a primrose path to the eternal bonfire.