Affectation is to be always distinguished from hypocrisy as being the art of counterfeiting those qualities, which we might with innocence and safety, be known to want. Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villainy; affectation part of the chosen trappings of folly
Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.
A man who uses a great many words to express his meaning is like a bad marksman who, instead of aiming a single stone at an object, takes up a handful and throws at it in hopes he may hit.
Always set high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you.
There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
Classical quotation is a parole of literary men all over the world.
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.
There are charms made only for distance admiration.
There are charms made only for distant admiration.
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.
Those who attain to any excellence commonly spend life in some single pursuit, for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.