Logic is the anatomy of thought.
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Liberty is to be free from restraint and violence from others
Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing
Affectation in any part of our carriage is lighting up a candle to see our defects, and never fails to make us taken notice of, either as wanting sense or sincerity
Affection endeavors to correct natural defects, and has always the laudable aim of pleasing, though it always misses it.
Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.
Firmness or stiffness of the mind is not from adherence to truth, but submission to prejudice.
Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
A man may live long, and die at last in ignorance of many truths, which his mind was capable of knowing, and that with certainty.
It is labour indeed that puts the difference on everything.