We are so fond on one another because our ailments are the same.
A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than yesterday.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.
Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room.
Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.
When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.
Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.
For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.
A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle.
Books, the children of the brain.
Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.
Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.