I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow.
Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.
Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.
Men argue. Nature acts.
Mankind have a little corrupted nature, for they were not born wolves, and they have become wolves; God has given them neither cannon of four-and-twenty pounders, nor bayonets; and yet they have made cannon and bayonets to destroy one another.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.
In every author let us distinguish the man from his works.
It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.
We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest.