Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.