If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare.
Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Wherever the invitation of men or your own occasions lead you, speak the very truth, as your life and conscience teach it, and cheer the waiting, fainting hearts of men with new hope and new revelation.
A man in debt is so far a slave.
The method of nature: who could ever analyze it?
Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole.
There is a blessed necessity by which the interest of men is always driving them to the right; and, again, making all crime mean and ugly.
We have listened too long to the courtly Muses of Europe.
Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.