Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise
Bravery has no place where it can avail nothing.
A friend may be often found and lost, but an old friend never can be found, and nature has provided that he cannot easily be lost.
A gentleman who had been very unhappy in marriage, married immediately after his wife died; it was the triumph of hope over experience.
A man finds in the productions of nature an inexhaustible stock of material on which he can employ himself, without any temptations to envy or malevolence, and has always a certain prospect of discovering new reasons for adoring the sovereign author of the universe.
A man has no more right to say an uncivil thing to another man than he has to knock him down.
A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
All knowledge is of itself of some value. There is nothing so minute or inconsiderable that I would not rather know it than not.
All the performances of human art, at which we look with praise or wonder, are instances of the resistless force of perseverance; it is by this that the quarry becomes a pyramid, and that distant countries are united with canals.
Always set high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you.