The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events.
There is a spirit and a need and a man at the beginning of every great human advance. Every one of these must be right for that particular moment of history, or nothing happens.
How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.
Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold.
The preservation of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such a thing as physical morality.
Society exists for the benefit of its members, not the members for the benefit of society.
The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful.
Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself.
The Republican form of government is the highest form of government: but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature, a type nowhere at present existing.
My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the decent obscurity of a learned language.