Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself
Science does not know its debt to imagination.
Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.
Society is a hospital of incurables
Conversation enriches the understanding; but solitude is the school of genius.
The secrets of life are not shown except to sympathy and likeness
Sorrow makes us all children again.
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
The true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of the cities, nor the crops, but the kind of man that the country turns out.
Civilization depends on morality.
Sunday is the core of our civilization, dedicated to thought and reverence.
Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural.
Health and appetite impart the sweetness to sugar, bread, and meat.
Blame is safer than praise.