A sensible man will remember that the eyes may be confused in two ways - by a change from light to darkness or from darkness to light; and he will recognize that the same thing happens to the soul.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
Justice is having and doing what is one's own.
What a poor appearance the tales of poets make when stripped of the colors which music puts upon them, and recited in simple prose
To be curious about that which is not one's concern while still in ignorance of oneself is ridiculous.
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future.
Abstinence is the surety of temperance
There is no such thing as a lovers' oath.
Time on its back bears all things far away - Full many a challenge is wrought by many a day - Shape, fortune, name, and nature all decay
Atheism is a disease of the soul before it becomes an error of understanding.....
Few men are so obstinate in their atheism, that a pressing danger will not compel them to acknowledgment of a divine power.....
Necessity, who is the mother of invention.
We are bound to our bodies like an oyster is to its shell.