Rebukes are easy from our betters, From men of quality and letters; But when low dunces will affront, What man alive can stand the brunt?
Ambition often puts men upon doing the meanest offices so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.
The aim of philosophy is to understand how things in the broadest possible sense of the term hang together in the broadest possible sense of the term.
For the rest, Whatever we have got has been by infinite labor, and search, and ranging through every corner of nature; the difference is that instead of dirt and poison, we have rather chosen to fill our hives with honey and wax, thus furnishing mankind
Some people take more care to hide their wisdom than their folly.
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love on another.
Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
It is in men as in soils where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.
Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
Faith he must make his stories shorter Or change his comrades once a quarter.
Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.
Argument is the worst sort of conversation.
How is it possible to expect mankind to take advice when they will not so much as take warning
May you live every day of your life.
Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old.
Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.
Every dog must have his day.
Argument, as usually managed, is the worst sort of conversation, as in books it is generally the worst sort of reading
Books, the children of the brain.
I have now lost my barrier between me and death; God grant I may live to be as well prepared for it, as I confidently believe her to have been! If the way to Heaven be through piety, truth, justice and charity, she is there
A child will make two dishes at an entertainment for friends; and when the family dines alone, the fore or hind quarter will make a reasonable dish, and seasoned with a little pepper or salt will be very good boiled on the fourth day, especially in w
One of the best rules in conversation is, never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish had been left unsaid
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman
Flattery is the worst and falsest way of showing our esteem