God works wonders now and then; behold a lawyer, an honest man.
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means - either may do - the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.
Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.
Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief, depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.
It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
The discontented man finds no easy chair.
I believe there is one Supreme most perfect being.... I believe He is pleased and delights in the happiness of those He has created; and since without virtue man can have no happiness in this world, I firmly believe He delights to see me virtuous.
Let all Men know thee, but no man know thee thoroughly: Men freely ford that see the shallows.
I think opinions should be judged of by their influences and effects, and if a man holds none that tend to make him less virtuous or more vicious, it may be concluded that he holds none that are dangerous; which I hope is the case with me.