Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million.
Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.
The English think they are free. They are free only during the election of members of parliament.
Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.
Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.
Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
I hate books; they only teach us to talk about things we know nothing about.
Every man has a right to risk his own life for the preservation of it.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.