Always…set a 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.
Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.
Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence and gratify their malice by quiet neutrality.
In order that all men may be taught to speak the truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it
Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.