The less government we have the better
Sincerity is the LUXURY allowed, like diadems and authority, only to the highest rank. Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.
No love can be bound by oath or covenant to secure it against a higher love
The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conduced, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction.
Sunshine cannot bleach the snow, Nor time unmake what poets know
Men imagine that they communicate their virtue or vice only by overt actions, and do not see that virtue or vice emit a breath every moment.
How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew!
People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.
No one has a prosperity so high and firm that two or three words can't dishearten it.
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.
Never self-possessed, or prudent, love is all abandonment.
Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.
We are parlor soldiers. The rugged battle of fate, where strength is born, we shun.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
The only prudence in life is concentration.