Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.
Method goes far to prevent trouble in business: for it makes the task easy, hinders confusion, saves abundance of time, and instructs those that have business depending, both what to do and what to hope.
True silence is the rest of the mind it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
No pain, no palm no thorns, no throne no gall, no glory, no glory no cross, no crown.
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
To do evil that good may come of it is for bunglers in politics as well as morals.
Never marry but for love but see that thou lovest what is lovely.
Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.
Believe nothing against another but on good authority and never report what may hurt another, unless it be a greater hurt to some other to conceal it.
If a civil word or two will render a man happy, he must be a wretch, indeed who will not give them to him. Such a disposition is like lighting another man's candle by one's own, which loses none of its brilliancy by what the other gains.
True godliness does not turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it and excites their endeavors to mend it.
A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than from the arguments of its opposers
In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self