I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
All wealth is the product of labor.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past.
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate in a particular manner by the necessity of the divine nature.
We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
We feel and know that we are eternal.
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil.
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.