Calamity is the test of integrity.
For the human mind is seldom at stay: If you do not grow better, you will most undoubtedly grow worse.
Too liberal self-accusations are generally but so many traps for acquittal with applause
Good men must be affectionate men.
As long as my property taxes are high, I have to raise rents or make adjustments.
The thing you don't get looking at brochures and stats is what the school is really like
...for my master, bad as I have thought him, is not half so bad as this woman.--To be sure she must be an atheist!
O how can wicked men seem so steady and untouched with such black hearts, while poor innocents stand like malefactors before them!
I will be a Friend to you, and you shall take care of my Linen
Married people should not be quick to hear what is said by either when in ill humor.
People of little understanding are most apt to be angry when their sense is called into question.
People who act like angels ought to have angels to deal with.
Those who have least to do are generally the most busy people in the world.
Hope is the cordial that keeps life from stagnating.
The companion of an evening, and the companion for life, require very different qualifications.
The life of a good man is a continual warfare with his passions.
There would be no supporting life were we to feel quite as poignantly for others as we do for ourselves.
Every one, more or less, loves Power, yet those who most wish for it are seldom the fittest to be trusted with it.
O! what a Godlike Power is that of doing Good! I envy the Rich and the Great for nothing else!
Nothing in human nature is so God-like as the disposition to do good to our fellow-creatures.
Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.
If the education and studies of children were suited to their inclinations and capacities, many would be made useful members of society that otherwise would make no figure in it.
A good man, though he will value his own countrymen, yet will think as highly of the worthy men of every nation under the sun.
A man may keep a woman, but not his estate.
As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies, a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man.