A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
The Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day cannot be believed by any reasonable person without one.
The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst.
He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.
I have written on all sorts of subjects… yet I have no enemies; except indeed all the Whigs, all the Tories, and all the Christians.
A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from the beginning of the world, and to have been making continual additions to his stock of knowledge in every century.
Human Nature is the only science of man; and yet has been hitherto the most neglected.
Men are much oftener thrown on their knees by the melancholy than by the agreeable passions.
What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call ‘thought’.
But this will not do, God will certainly punish you for stealing and for being unfaithful.