Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.
It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind.
When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.
Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.
Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.
Principally I hate and detest that animal called man; although I heartily love John, Peter, Thomas, and so forth.
Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.
Most sorts of diversion in men, children and other animals, are in imitation of fighting.
May you live all the days of your life.
Under this window in stormy weather I marry this man and woman together; Let none but Him who rules the thunder Put this man and woman asunder.
We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and speakers because, whoever shares his thoughts with the public will convince them as he himself appears convinced.
Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison in the provision of life, and are allured by their appetites to their destruction.
Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.
A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than yesterday.