Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus.
Speech was given to the ordinary sort of men, whereby to communicate their mind but to wise men, whereby to conceal it.
Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends
Novelty is the great parent of pleasure
Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together.
It is idleness that creates impossibilities; and where people don't care to do anything, they shelter themselves under a permission that it cannot be done.
A man's life is an appendix to his heart.
Truth will lose its credit, if delivered by a person that has none.
Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man's nature.
Most of the appearance of mirth in the world is not mirth, it is art. The wounded spirit is not seen, but walks under a disguise.
Of covetousness, we may truly say that it makes' both the Alpha and Omega in the devil's alphabet, and that it is the first vice in corrupt nature which moves, and the last which dies.
God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress.
Wonder is from surprise, and surprise stops with experience.
If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives.
In all worldly things that a man pursues with the greatest eagerness he finds not half the pleasure in the possession that he proposed to himself in the expectation.
Let a man be but in earnest in praying against a temptation as the tempter is in pressing it, and he needs not proceed by a surer measure.
For he that is a good man, is three quarters of his way towards the being a good Christian, wheresoever he lives, or whatsoever he is called.
No man's religion ever survives his morals.
It is the work of fancy to enlarge, but of judgment to shorten and contract; and therefore this must be as far above the other as judgment is a greater and nobler faculty than fancy or imagination.
Folly enlarges men's desires while it lessens their capacities.
Speech was given to the ordinary sort or men, whereby to communicate their mind; but to wise men, whereby to conceal it.
The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame, each of them, by a single sentence consisting of two or three words.
Passion is the drunkenness of the mind.
God afflicts with the mind of a father, and kills for no other purpose but that he may raise again.
The mind begins to boggle at unnatural substances as things paradoxical and incomprehensible.