Though ambition in itself is a vice, yet it is often the parent of virtues.
Nature herself has never attempted to effect great changes rapidly.
For the mind is all the easier to teach before it is set.
He who speaks evil only differs from his who does evil in that he lacks opportunity.
The mind is exercised by the variety and multiplicity of the subject matter, while the character is moulded by the contemplation of virtue and vice.
A laugh costs too much when bought at the expense of virtue.
The prosperous can not easily form a right idea of misery.
God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals, as by the faculty of speech.
Whilst we deliberate how to begin a thing, it grows too late to begin it.
To swear, except when necessary, is becoming to an honorable man.