Do I dare set forth here the most important, the most useful rule of all education? It is not to save time, but to squander it.
Most nations, as well as people are impossible only in their youth; they become incorrigible as they grow older.
The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity.
Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide?
A feeble body weakens the mind.
Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.
Base souls have no faith in great individuals.
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.
Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million.