You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
Morality, when vigorously alive, sees farther than intellect, and provides unconsciously for intellectual difficulties.
The endurance of the inequalities of life by the poor is the marvel of human society.
Our human laws are but the copies, more or less imperfect, of the eternal laws, so far as we can read them.
In common things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty.