It is much easier to try one's hand at many things than to concentrate one's powers on one thing.
Ambition is a vice, but it may be the father of virtue
While we deliberate about beginning it is all ready too late to begin
That laughter costs too much, which is purchased by the sacrifice of decency
A Woman who is generous with her money is to be praised; not so, if she is generous with her person
There is no one who would not rather appear to know than to be taught.
We should not write so that it is possible for the reader to understand us, but so that it is impossible for him to misunderstand us.
While we are examining into everything we sometimes find truth where we least expected it.
The perfection of art is to conceal art.
God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals, as by the faculty of speech.
Nature herself has never attempted to effect great changes rapidly.
The gifts of nature are infinite in their variety, and mind differs from mind almost as much as body from body.
Everything that has a beginning comes to an end.
Nothing is more dangerous to men than a sudden change of fortune.
Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.
It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue severity in correcting faults is liable at times to discourage a boy's mind from effort.
Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues.
In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept.
The mind is exercised by the variety and multiplicity of the subject matter, while the character is moulded by the contemplation of virtue and vice.
For it would have been better that man should have been born dumb, nay, void of all reason, rather than that he should employ the gifts of Providence to the destruction of his neighbor.
It is fitting that a liar should be a man of good memory.
To swear, except when necessary, is becoming to an honorable man.
Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture.
Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be.
For the mind is all the easier to teach before it is set.