To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.
Let who will boast their courage in the field, I find but little safety from my shield. Nature's, not honour's, law we must obey: This made me cast my useless shield away, And by a prudent flight and cunning save a life, which valour could not, from the grave. A better buckler I can soon regain; But who can get another life again?
Self-preservation is the first law of nature.
The dead being the majority, it is natural that we should have more friends among them than among the living.
The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.
The necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance.
The voice of the Lord is the voice of common sense, which is shared by all that is.
I believe that more unhappiness comes from this source than from any other - I mean from the attempt to prolong family connections unduly and to make people hang together artificially who would never naturally do so.
The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.