Neither Britain, a land fertile in tyrants, nor the people of Ireland, knew Moses and the prophets.
Let your daughter have first of all the book of Psalms for holiness of heart, and be instructed in the Proverbs of Solomon for her godly life.
Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield.
Everything must have in it a sharp seasoning of truth.
While truth is always bitter, pleasantness waits upon evildoing.
The line, often adopted by strong men in controversy, of justifying the means by the end.
The charges we bring against others often come home to ourselves; we inveigh against faults which are as much ours as theirs; and so our eloquence ends by telling against ourselves.
Sometimes the character of the mistress is inferred from the dress of her maids.
Be at peace with your own soul, then heaven and earth will be at peace with you.
Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price.
It is easier to mend neglect than to quicken love.
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.
Beauty when unadorned is adorned the most.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a be general natural law.
Action without a name, a who attached to it, is meaningless.