Whenever God erects a house of prayer The devil always builds a chapel there; And 'twill be found, upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation.
Middle age is youth without its levity, and age without decay.
Vice came in always at the door of necessity, not at the door of inclination.
All the good things of the world are no further good to us than as they are of use, and of all we may heap we enjoy only as much as we can use, and no more
Fear of danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than danger itself.
The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.
Necessity makes an honest man a knave.
All men would be tyrants if they could.
Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be tyrants if they could.