The greatest object in the universe, says a certain philosopher, is a good man struggling with adversity; yet there is still a greater, which is the good man who comes to relieve it.
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
She who makes her husband and her children happy, who reclaims the one from vice, and trains up the other to virtue, is a much greater character than the ladies described in romance, whose whole occupation is to murder mankind with shafts from their quiver or their eyes.
Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, where wealth accumulates, and men decay.
If frugality were established in the state, and if our expenses were laid out to meet needs rather than superfluities of life, there might be fewer wants, and even fewer pleasures, but infinitely more happiness.
I was ever of the opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single, and only talked of population.
Honor sinks where commerce long prevails.
He cast off his friends as a huntsman his pack, for he knew when he pleased he could whistle them back.