Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor.
I shall cheerfully bear the reproach of having descended below the dignity of history if I can succeed in placing before the English of the nineteenth century a true picture of the life of their ancestors.
Temple was a man of the world amongst men of letters, a man of letters amongst men of the world.
He was a rake among scholars, and a scholar among rakes.
The object of oratory alone in not truth, but persuasion.
To sum up the whole, we should say that the aim of the Platonic philosophy was to exalt man into a god.
None of the modes by which a magistrate is appointed, popular election, the accident of the lot, or the accident of birth, affords, as far as we can perceive, much security for his being wiser than any of his neighbours.
Nothing except the mint can make money without advertising.
As civilization advances, poetry almost necessarily declines.
The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.