Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.
A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
Lives of great men oft remind us as we o’er their pages turn, That we too may leave behind us – Letters that we ought to burn.
A certain portion of the human race has certainly a taste for being diddled.
There are three things which the public will always clamor for, sooner or later: namely, novelty, novelty, novelty.
A moment’s thinking is an hour in words.
That a man be willing, when others are so too, as far forth as for peace and defence of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself.
Our dreams drench us in sense, and sense steeps us again in dreams.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.