Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.
Logic is like the sword--those who appeal to it shall perish by it.
Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
I don't mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
Opinion governs all mankind, like the blind's leading of the blind
The truest characters of ignorance Are vanity, and pride, and annoyance.
In matrimony, to hesitate is sometimes to be saved.
A blind man knows he cannot see, and is glad to be led, though it be by a dog; but he that is blind in his understanding, which is the worst blindness of all, believes he sees as the best, and scorns a guide."
The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them.
Opinions have vested interests just as men have.
Youth is like spring, an overpraised season
You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.
Genius is no respecter of time, trouble, money or persons, the four things around which human affairs turn most persistently.
Adversity, if a man is set down to it by degrees, is more supportable with equanimity by most people than any great prosperity arrived at in a single lifetime
The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.