To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us.
The seat of knowledge is in the head of wisdom, in the heart. We are sure to judge wrong, if we do not feel right.
An honest man speaks the truth, though it may give offence a vain man, in order that it may.
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one -- they show one another off to the best advantage.
I would like to spend my whole life traveling, if I could borrow another life to spend at home.
There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our firends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please, that is, as they please or displease us.
It is not fit that every man should travel it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.
Anyone who has passed through the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.
One truth discovered is immortal, and entitles its author to be so; for, like a new substance in nature, it cannot be destroyed.
Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the colour in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty, and your animal spirits, and you will pass for a fine man.
That which is not, shall never be; that which is, shall never cease to be. To the wise, these truths are self-evident.
Principle is a passion for truth
The origin of all science is in the desire to know causes; and the origin of all false science and imposture is in the desire to accept false causes rather than none; or, which is the same thing, in the unwillingness to acknowledge our own ignorance.
To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.
Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone - but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.
Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.
Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain.
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