Folks never understand the folks they hate.
Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.
Nothing endures but personal qualities.
The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.
There is no object so soft but it makes a hub for the wheeled universe.
The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent Law of Laws.
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
If you done it, it ain’t bragging.
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
Incredulity robs us of many pleasures, and gives us nothing in return.