Young lawyers attend the courts not because they have business there but because they have no business.
Who ever hears of fat men heading a riot or herding together in turbulent mobs? No – no your lean hungry men who are continually worrying society and setting the whole community by the ears.
Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad who are under the discipline of shrews at home.
There is certain relief in change even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position and be bruised in a new place.
There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.
The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.
The natural principle of war is to do the most harm to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves and this of course is to be effected by stratagem.
Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun it falls tenderly yet sadly on the heart.
One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.
Marriage is the torment of one the felicity of two the strife and enmity of three.