A man who sells his conscience for his interest will sell it for his pleasure. A man who will betray his country will betray his friend.
A straight line is the shortest possible line between any two points- an axiom equally true in morals as in mathematics.
An orator is the worse person to tell a plain fact.
Habit is, to weak minds, a species of moral predestination, from which they have no power to escape.
Idleness, ennui, noise, mischief, riot, and a nameless train of mistaken notions of pleasure, are often classed, in a young man's mind, under the general head of liberty.
Nature knows best, and she says, roar!
No man ever distinguished himself who could not bear to be laughed at.
Promises are dangerous things to ask or to give.
Surely it is much more generous to forgive and remember, than to forgive and forget.
The everlasting quotation-lover dotes on the husks of learning.
The human heart, at whatever age, opens to the heart that opens in return.
There is no reasoning with imagination.
Those who are animated by hope can perform what would seem impossibilities to those who are under the depressing influence of fear.
Tyranny and injustice always produce cunning and falsehood.
Wit is often its own worst enemy.
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