The world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think, and fox-hunters.
The lines of poetry, the period of prose, and even the texts of Scripture most frequently recollected and quoted, are those which are felt to be preeminently musical.
There is nothing more universally commended than a fine day; the reason is that people can commend it without envy.
Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.
Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the poor man’s hut, as well as the palace of his superior.
Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture, as the little creep through, the great break through, and the middle-sized are alone entangled in it.
The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate.
The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one.
The regard one shows economy, is like that we show an old aunt who is to leave us something at last.
Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you increase the other. Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former.
A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.