When something an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.
God made me and broke the mold.
We should not teach children the sciences; but give them a taste for them.
In 1889, I predict, the legislative stage of the Irish question will have arrived; and the union with England, which shall then have cursed Ireland for nine tenths of a century, will be repealed.
It has always been the aim of royalty and aristocracy to lower the individual liberty and independence of the common people. A baron and a minute-man could not breathe the same air.
Every boy in a free country ought to be instructed in boxing, wrestling, and the use of weapons. Every young man ought to be drilled. Every householder ought, at least, to have a right to own a rifle, and should know how to make cartridges.
God primes the pump of obligation.
Fame is but the breath of people, and that often unwholesome.
Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.
Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.