The wildest colts make the best horses.
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.
When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door.
It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such a one as is unworthy of him; for the one is only belief – the other contempt.
It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.
It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.