God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner, but more durable alloy.
A lawyer’s dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.
For truth is precious and divine, too rich a pearl for carnal swine.
When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence.
Theist and atheist: the fight between them is as to whether God shall be called God or shall have some other name.
If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.
If you follow reason far enough it always leads to conclusions that are contrary to reason.
People are lucky and unlucky not according to what they get absolutely, but according to the ratio between what they get and what they have been led to expect.
It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly.