Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
If I were dying, my last words would be, have faith and pursue the unknown end.
He who comes up to his own idea of greatness must always have had a very low standard of it in mind
The public is so in awe of its own opinion that it never dares to form any, but catches up the first idle rumour, lest it should be behindhand in its judgment, and echoes it till it is deafened with the sound of its own voice
Poverty, labor, and calamity are not without their luxuries, which the rich, the indolent, and the fortunate in vain seek for.
We may give more offense by our silence than even by impertinence.
A wise traveler never despises his own country.
Fashion is gentility running away from vulgarity and afraid of being overtaken.
Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life.
We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.
[Science is] the desire to know causes.
I hate to be near the sea, and to hear it raging and roaring like a wild beast in its den. It puts me in mind of the everlasting efforts of the human mind, struggling to be free and ending just where it began
Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
Gallantry to women - the sure road to their favor - is nothing but the appearance of extreme devotion to all their wants and wishes, a delight in their satisfaction, and a confidence in yourself as being able to contribute toward it.