Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.
A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them a fortune.
Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument
Not in books only, nor yet in oral discourse, but often also in words there are boundless stores of moral and historic truth, and no less of passion and imagination laid up, from which lessons of infinite worth may be derived
Happiness is no laughing matter
In our judgment of human transactions, the law of optics is reversed; we see the most indistinctly the objects which are close around us
To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself
Manners are one of the greatest engines of influence ever given to man
Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one.
All men wish to have truth on their side; but few to be on the side of truth.
Everyone wishes to have truth on his side, but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth
Unless people can be kept in the dark, it is best for those who love the truth to give them the full light.
As one may bring himself to believe almost anything he is inclined to believe, it makes all the difference whether we begin or end with the inquiry, 'What is truth?
There is a soul of truth in error; there is a soul of good in evil.
A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor's.