I have written on all sorts of subjects… yet I have no enemies; except indeed all the Whigs, all the Tories, and all the Christians.
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.
No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men.
London, thou art the flower of cities all!
There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.
Man, in his animal capacity, is qualified to subsist in every climate.
Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well.
A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from the beginning of the world, and to have been making continual additions to his stock of knowledge in every century.
Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.