The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.
I have never seen a greater monster or miracle than myself.
It is not the want, but rather abundance that creates avarice.
Philosophy is doubt.
Wonder is the foundation of all philosophy, inquiry the progress, ignorance the end.
The same reason that makes us chide and brawl and fall out with any of our neighbors, causeth a war to follow between Princes.
Obstinacy and contention are common qualities, most appearing in, and best becoming, a mean and illiterate soul.
Obstinacy and heat in argument are surest proofs of folly. Is there anything so stubborn, obstinate, disdainful, contemplative, grave, or serious, as an ass?
Every period of life has its peculiar prejudices; whoever saw old age, that did not applaud the past, and condemn the present times?
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is how to live with purpose.
There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.
Obstinacy is the sister of constancy, at least in vigor and stability.
No one is exempt from talking nonsense; the mistake is to do it solemnly.
Have you known how to take rest? You have done more than he who hath taken empires and cities.
The greater part of the world's troubles are due to questions of grammar