All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.
Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.
Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the State. As the beams to a house, as the bones to the microcosm of man, so is order to all things.
There is a magic in that little world, home; it is a mystic circle that surrounds comforts and virtues never known beyond its hallowed limits
One fault begets another; one crime renders another necessary.
They who once engage in iniquitous designs miserably deceive themselves when they think that they will go so far and no farther; one fault begets another, one crime renders another necessary; and thus they are impelled continually downward into a depth of guilt, which at the commencement of their career they would have died rather than have incurred.
It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutified his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion.
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
How beautiful is night! A dewy freshness fills the silent air; No mist obscures, nor cloud, nor speck, nor stain, Breaks the serene of heaven.
Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.
Three things a wise man will not trust, The wind, the sunshine of an April day, And woman's plighted faith.