Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.
To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man. Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where it is decreed by common consent what is good or bad.
No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many.