There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.
Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.
Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.
In the state of nature profit is the measure of right.
Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.
They that approve a private opinion, call it opinion; but they that dislike it, heresy; and yet heresy signifies no more than private opinion.
To say of shame – what is it? Of virtue – we can miss it; Of sin-we can kiss it, And it’s no longer sin.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
We must reinforce argument with results.
Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto.