A good character when established should not be rested in as an end, but only employed as a means of doing still further good.
A very prosperous people, flushed with great victories and successes, are seldom so pious, so humble, so just, or so provident as to perpetuate their happiness.
Affliction is a school of virtue: it corrects levity, and interrupts the confidence of sinning.
Few consider how much we are indebted to government, because few can represent how wretched mankind would be without it.
From mere success nothing can be concluded in favor of any nation upon whom it is bestowed.
He who performs his duty in a station of great power must needs incur the utter enmity of many, and the high displeasure of more.
Hospitality sometimes degenerates into profuseness, and ends in madness and folly.
It is the duty of every one to strive to gain and deserve a good reputation.
It's attention to detail that makes the difference between average and stunning,
Should we grieve over a little misplaced charity, when an all knowing, all wise Being showers down every day his benefits on the unthankful and undeserving?
The greater absurdities are, the more strongly they evince the falsity of that supposition from whence they flow.
The smallest act of charity shall stand us in great stead.
The temptations of prosperity insinuate themselves after a gentle, but very powerful manner; so that we are but little aware of them and less able to withstand them.
There is a variety in the tempers of good men.
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