Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.
In life we shall find many men that are great, and some that are good, but very few men that are both great and good.
Men are born with two eyes, but with one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say
I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent.
He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be, and he who studies men will know how they are.
War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies.
Those who visit foreign nations, but associate only with their own country-men, change their climate, but not their customs. They see new meridians, but the same men; and with heads as empty as their pockets, return home with traveled bodies, but untravelled minds.
There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it.