Reason is the touchstone of philosophy.
Consider not one fault where there are many virtues.
Our experience tells us what is labour and recreation.
Be not ashamed to own thy ignorance of some things.
Our feelings often color the truth.
What is justice in one place is injustice in another.
Success is a hidden jewel, and is found but by a few.
We often learn--by unlearning.
The words of God are deeds.
All nations contribute to the great march of progress.
None are free from slander.
Nature has no remorse.
You have not lost all when you have life.
Wars of pen and ink often lead to wars of cannon and bayonets.
A constitution imperilled justifies revolution.
Lawyers are men who will swear black is white--if they are paid for it.
What we know is built on what we do not know.
Let virtue be the mantle of thy conduct.
Pity and love are nearly allied.
The course of justice often prevents it.
The defenders of evil deeds deserve the same punishment as the doers.
A word makes thy fortune sometimes.
Like gold in the hands of a savage are the sayings of wisdom in the mouth of a fool.
One cause of misery is the inability to change.
Good manners is the food of humility.
To ask and give advice is the cheapest bargain.
Patience is stronger than force.
Reading useless books is like sowing bad seed--your trouble does not reward you.
Beauty is but for a day.
It is the fee that draws the doctor.
The present is the food of the future.
The gate of death is never at rest.
Truth often spoils the dinner.
Want is both parent and child of war.
Hope hath a large mouth.
Repentance is the debt one owes to virtue.
Wisdom is often counted folly by the unwise.
One day of good fortune is better than ten of hope.
Wisdom is mostly the fruit of experience.
Fear flies through fancy's door.
Truth and virtue are flowers that die not.
When anger walks it is strongest; let it rest and it gets weak.
Wishes people the world.
To be silent oft is to learn.
Laws change as the seasons.
Hope is the spur of life.
The foes that are unseen are often stronger than those that are seen.
Wisdom's door is ever open.
Destruction often lurks in women's eyes.
All have their miseries.... He is not truly a man who has not experienced adversity.
The hands of patience never tire.
That which obstructs hope often increases it.
Death aims only once, but never misses.
Words which enlighten some darken others.
Life is but a prelude.
We have often to be thankful for hopes frustrated.
There is frequently a poison in fortune's gifts.
Hope is a day the end of which we may never see.
Passion makes a burlesque of the features.
Fortune's favours are too often like thunderbolts--which kill.
An interchange of literature is the conversation of nations.
Any state of life contents if we know no other.
If we could unfold the future, the present would be our greatest care.
Evils which we think ended are often displaced by worse ones.
When full of wine we ask for water.
Morning is the fresh page of nature.
Guilt is oftentimes the strongest witness against itself.
When wisdom leaves the house folly enters it.
Justice is often the wind that blows the criminal to his punishment.
Wise men know each other.
Use Nature well and she will recompense thee well.
In the greatest misfortune oft lies the greatest hope.
Fame lightens labour.
Feeling is the oil of life.
Wisdom is a treasure, the key whereof is never lost.
The certainty of succeeding makes the road easy.
The end of time is the birthday of Eternity.
Empires will fall--dynasties fade away; but the mind of man will survive the destruction of all inanimate matter--its destiny is eternal.
Fear hath a numerous progeny.
Dreams make all men authors.
Trade with thoughts as with gold.
Bear the greatest fortune as if thou deserved it not.
Life is a continual march towards the grave.
The same is not always the same.
Money, like a running horse, should be kept--well-in-hand.
Beauty is but a lease from nature.
There is no thornless path in the world.
Truth is the right hand of God.
Peace is the bright star of the world.
Seek knowledge from the purest source.
A hungry cat will not acknowledge the friendship of a rat.
Friendship's eye is often blind.
Be wise before the storm.
Call one thought, and another will follow.
Ideas lead revolutions.
All literature is but a word--a thought--a maxim amplified.
A righteous war is a legacy from heaven--oftentimes the handmaid of a nation's liberty.
We know not what the child may become.
Vice is a thorn to the soul.
Guilt is always present to the mind (of the guilty).
Memory is the greatest traveller.
Repentance is nothing but mockery when it comes too late.
The wisest man is he who does not require advice.
Time begets more than fiction can create.
Thoughts are as the sands of the seashore--infinite.
The first beginnings are generally crude.
Even a successful war is a loss to most families.
Death is just--to the just.
Vanity is the flatterer of the soul.
The flower fades that is not looked upon.