If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.
I strive to be brief but I become obscure.
I never think at all when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well.
It’s a good thing to be foolishly gay once in a while.
The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier crash; And the lightning strikes the highest mountain.
Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.
A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose; many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong.
Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.