Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.
No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.
I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment.
I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits.
Any one reflecting upon the thought he has of the delight, which any present or absent thing is apt to produce in him, has the idea we call love.
To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.