He that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly become corrupt.
Let him who desires to see others happy, make haste to give while his gift can be enjoyed, and remember that every moment of delay takes away something from the value of his benefaction.
There will always be a part, and always a very large part of every community, that have no care but for themselves, and whose care for themselves reaches little further than impatience of immediate pain, and eagerness for the nearest good.
In all evils which admit a remedy, impatience should be avoided, because it wastes that time and attention in complaints which, if properly applied, might remove the cause.
Do not discourage your children from hoarding, if they have a taste to it; whoever lays up his penny rather than part with it for a cake, at least is not the slave of gross appetite; and shows besides a preference always to be esteemed, of the future to the present moment.
Moderation is commonly firm, and firmness is commonly successful.
The lust of gold succeeds the rage of conquest; The lust of gold, unfeeling and remorseless! The last corruption of degenerate man.
Surely life, if it be not long, is tedious, since we are forced to call in the assistance of so many trifles to rid us of our time, of that time which never can return.
Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge, were they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles.
Whoever shall review his life will find that the whole tenor of his conduct has been determined by some accident of no apparent moment.
When any calamity has been suffered, the first thing to be remembered is how much has been escaped
The necessities of our condition require a thousand offices of tenderness, which mere regard for the species will never dictate.
If we estimate dignity by immediate usefulness, agriculture is undoubtedly the first and noblest science.
An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.
Tea's proper use is to amuse the idle, and relax the studious, and dilute the full meals of those who cannot use exercise, and will not use abstinence.