One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good.
Restraint and discipline and examples of virtue and justice. These are the things that form the education of the world.
True humility--the basis of the Christian system--is the low but deep and firm foundation of all virtues.
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body
Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows.
Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing
Gambling is a principle inherent in nature.
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair
Vice itself lost half its evil, by losing all its grossness.
No sound ought to be heard in the church but the healing voice of Christian charity.
The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
But the concessions of the weak are the concessions of fear.
Make revolution a parent of settlement, and not a nursery of future revolutions.
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.