He that can have patience can have what he will.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
What has become clear to you since we last met?
There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.
Happiness consists more in the small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.
No Wood without Bark.
Words may show a man's wit, but actions his meaning
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few.
Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.
Laws cannot prevent extravagance; and this perhaps is not always an evil to the public. A shilling spent idly by a fool may be picked up by a wiser person, who knows better what to do with it; it is, therefore, not lost.
Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality, nothing will do, and with them everything.
That it is better that 100 guilty persons should escape than that one innocent person should suffer, is a maxim that has been long and generally approved.