The desire of knowledge like the thirst of riches increases ever with the acquisition of it.
So much of motion is so much of life and so much of joy and to stand still or get on but slowly is death and the devil.
Sciences may be learned by rote but wisdom not.
Religion which lays so many restraints upon us is a troublesome companion to those who will lay no restraints upon themselves.
Respect for ourselves guides our morals respect for others guides our manners.
Only the brave know how to forgive… a coward never forgave it is not in his nature.
Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas.
Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest.
Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story which engages the passions.
In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.