The French, perhaps more than any other nation, cherish the memory of their dead by ornamenting their places of sepulture with the finest flowers, often renewing the garlands and replacing such plants as decay with vigorous and costly ones.
Always remember those things that tend to strengthen and improve your understanding. You cannot learn without attention, neither retain those lessons that you have once learnt without frequently reflecting upon and reviewing them in your mind; by this means, things long past will remain impressed upon your memory.
Nothing seems to me so likely to make people unhappy in themselves and at variance with others as the habit of killing time.
This is our mercury, our lunary, but whosoever thinks of any other water besides this, is ignorant and foolish, never attaining to the desired effects.
The duties of a teacher are neither few nor small, but they elevate the mind and give energy to the character.
Of my English friends, I should find language too poor to speak the just praise and the excellence which shines in their characters and lives.
By all means, have you give great attention to your arithmetic, as its advantages are so many and important.
Few, save the poor, feel for the poor.
There is a large stock on hand; but somehow or other, nobody’s experience ever suits us but our own.
I have little taste for fashionable dissipations, cards, and dancing; the theatre and tea parties are my aversion, and I look with little envy on those who find their enjoyment in such transitory delights, if delights they may be called.