A man is never more satisfied than when he is confirming a favorite theory.
Americans have two ardent passions; the love of liberty, and love of distinction.
Next to genius is the power of feeling where true genius lies.
Readers soon tire of prefaces, and skip them, and so the labor of writing them is lost.
Riches are always over estimated; the enjoyment they give is more in the pursuit than the possession.
Rights are liable to be perverted to wrongs when we are incapable of rightly exercising them.
The engrossing pursuit of Americans is wealth.
The fearful are the failing.
The temple of our purest thoughts is silence.
There can be no education without leisure; and without leisure, education is worthless.
There is no impossibility to him who stands prepared to conquer every hazard. The fearful are the failing.
There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother, but next in rank in efficacy is that of the schoolmaster.
There is small danger of being starved in our land of plenty; but the danger of being stuffed is imminent.
There is something in the decay of nature that awakens thought, even in the most trifling mind.
This is a speculating and selfish age; and to think 'money will answer all things,' is too much the characteristic of Americans.
Water is the grand epic of creation; and there is not a human soul but feels the influence of its majesty, its power, or its beauty.
What in the rising man was industry and economy, becomes in the rich man parsimony and avarice.
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