Where there is no difficulty there is no praise
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt
The inevitable consequence of poverty is dependence.
Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable and others extremely difficult.
A man guilty of poverty easily believes himself suspected.
Evil is uncertain in the same degree as good, and for the reason that we ought not to hope too securely, we ought not to fear with too much dejection
Scarcely any degree of judgment is sufficient to restrain the imagination from magnifying that on which it is long detained
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
Revenge is the act of passion, vengeance is an act of justice.
Language is the only instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.
I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigree of nations
The longer we live the more we think and the higher the value we put on friendship and tenderness towards parents and friends.
The chief glory of every people arises from its authors.
That is the happiest conversation where there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm, quiet interchange of sentiments