Good intentions are at least, the seed of good actions; and every one ought to sow them, and leave It to the soil and the seasons whether He or any other gather they fruit
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed
Christianity is the most materialistic of all religions
Holland is a country, where the earth is better than the air, and profit more in request than honor; where there is more sense than wit; more good nature than good humor; and more wealth than pleasure; where a man would choose rather to travel than t
Courage is not merely a virtue; it is the virtue. Without it, there are no other virtues.
The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child's home
A man's wisdom is his best friend; folly, his worst enemy.
The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor
Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it.
The best rules to form a young man are, to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's opinions, and value others that deserve it
There cannot live an unhappier creature than an ill-natured old man, who is neither capable of receiving pleasures, nor sensible of conferring them on others