The populace is like the sea motionless in itself, but stirred by every wind, even the lightest breeze.
I approach these questions unwillingly, as they are sore subjects, but no cure can be effected without touching upon and handling them.
There is always more spirit in attack than in defence.
Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence.
In difficult situations when hope seems feeble, the boldest plans are the safest.
Greater is our terror of the unknown.
Events of great consequence often spring from trifling circumstances.
We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
Truth is often eclipsed but never extinguished.
Persevere in virtue and diligence.
No wickedness proceeds on any grounds of reason.
Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others.
In great straits and when hope is small, the boldest counsels are the safest.
Better late than never.
We can endure neither our evils nor their cures.
The best known evil is the most tolerable.
Not many men have both good fortune and good sense.
Men are slower to recognize blessings than misfortunes.