It is labour indeed that puts the difference on everything.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
The thoughts that come often unsought, and, as it were, drop into the mind, are commonly the most valuable of any we have.
Memory is the power to revive again in our minds those ideas which after imprinting have disappeared, or have been laid aside out of sight.
Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.
A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.
Affectation is an awkward and forced Imitation of what should be genuine and easy, wanting the Beauty that accompanies what is natural
Affectation in any part of our carriage is but the lighting up of a candle to show our defects, and never fails to make us taken notice of, either as wanting in sense or sincerity
The Care therefore of every man's Soul belongs unto himself, and is to be left unto himself. But what if he neglect the Care of his Soul? I answer, What if he neglects the Care of his Health, or of his Estate, which things are nearlier related to the Government of the Magistrate than the other? Will the magistrate provide by an express Law, That such an one shall not become poor or sick? Laws provide, as much as is possible, that the Goods and Health of Subjects be not injured by the Fraud and Violence of others; they do not guard them from the Negligence or Ill-husbandry of the Possessors themselves
It is vain to find fault with those arts of deceiving, wherein men find pleasure to be deceived.
Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.
There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse
Our deeds disguise us. People need endless time to try on their deeds, until each knows the proper deeds for him to do. But every day, every hour, rushes by. There is no time.