The superiority of some men is merely local. They are great, because their associates are little.
It is better a man should be abused than forgotten.
Gloomy calm of idle vacancy.
Perhaps man is the only being that can properly be called idle.
Every man is, or hopes to be, an idler.
If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.
The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty.
In Lapidary inscriptions a man is not upon oath
"It is a hopeless endeavour to unite the contrarieties of spring and winter; it is unjust to claim the priveleges of age, and retain the play- things of childhood,"
When speculation has done its worst, two and two still make four.
The purpose of a writer is to be read, and the criticism which would destroy the power of pleasing must be blown aside
He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything.
Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off.
Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions
Solitude is dangerous to reason, without being favorable to virtue. Remember that the solitary mortal is certainly luxurious, probably superstitious, and possibly mad.