The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
The three most important things a man has are, briefly, his private parts, his money, and his religious opinions.
He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most. God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for us.
Life is a quarry, out of which we are to mold and chisel and complete a character.
Work with some men is as besetting a sin as idleness.
God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner, but more durable alloy.
A lawyer’s dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.
For truth is precious and divine, too rich a pearl for carnal swine.