Is life worth living? This is a question for an embryo not for a man.
To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself.
A skilful leech is better far, than half a hundred men of war.
No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offence.
For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
All great peoples are conservative.
The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
Logic is like the sword – those who appeal to it, shall perish by it.
Happy the people whose annals are vacant.
I think a biography is only as interesting as the lives and times it illuminates.