Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed.
Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you increase the other. Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former.
The lines of poetry, the period of prose, and even the texts of Scripture most frequently recollected and quoted, are those which are felt to be preeminently musical.
A fool and his words are soon parted.
Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture, as the little creep through, the great break through, and the middle-sized are alone entangled in it.
Zealous men are ever displaying to you the strength of their belief, while judicious men are showing you the grounds of it.
A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
Second thoughts oftentimes are the very worst of all thoughts.
A man has generally the good or ill qualities, which he attributes to mankind.
The regard one shows economy, is like that we show an old aunt who is to leave us something at last.