Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.
I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.
Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.
Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.
All excess is ill, but drunkenness is of the worst sort. It spoils health, dismounts the mind, and unmans men. It reveals secrets, is quarrelsome, lascivious, impudent, dangerous and bad.
We meet on the broad pathway of good faith and good will; no advantage shall be taken on either side, but all shall be openness and love. I will not call you children, -- for parents sometimes chide their children too severely; nor brothers only, -- for brothers differ. The friendship between me and you I will not compare to a chain; for that the rains might rust, or the falling tree might break. We are the same as if one man's body were to be divided into two parts, we are all one flesh and blood.
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
I know no religion that destroys courtesy, civility, and kindness.
He that lives to forever, never fears dying.
Some men do as much begrudge others a good name, as they want one themselves: and perhaps that is the reason of it.
The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy. Collect and learn them; they are notable measures of directions for human life; you have much in little; they save time in speaking; and upon occasion may be the fullest and safest answer.
To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle.
The Humble, Meek, Merciful, Just, Pious and Devout Souls, are everywhere of one religion; and when Death has taken off the Mask, they will know one another, though the divers Liveries they wear here make them Strangers.
Governments, like clocks, go from the motion men give them, and as governments are made and moved by men, so by them they are ruined too. Wherefore governments rather depend upon men than men upon governments. Let men be good, and the government cannot be bad; if it be ill, they will cure it. But, if men be bad, let the government be ever so good, they will endeavor to warp and spoil it to their turn.
Men being born with a title to perfect freedom and uncontrolled enjoyment of all the rights and privileges of the law of nature . . . no one can be put out of his estate and subjected to the political view of another, without his consent.
Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.
Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.
Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns.
Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.
The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.
The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune.
They have a right to censure that have a heart to help.
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
To be a man's own fool is bad enough, but the vain man is everybody's.