If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
Tis easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.
Vessels large may venture more, But little boats should keep near shore.
Ohne Gedankenfreiheit gibt es keine Weisheit. Und ohne Redefreiheit keine öffentliche Freiheit.
It's better to swim in the sea below Than to swing in the air and feed the crow, Says jolly Ned Teach of Bristol.
Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.
That bodies should be lent us, while they can afford us pleasure, assist us in acquiring knowledge, or doing good to our fellow creatures, is a kind and benevolent act of God - when they become unfit for these purposes and afford us pain instead of pleasure-instead of an aid, become an encumbrance and answer none of the intentions for which they were given, it is equally kind and benevolent that a way is provided by which we may get rid of them. Death is that way.
How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts!
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that.
You will find the key to success under the alarm clock.
The way to wealth is as plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality: that is, waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality nothing will do, and with them everything.
Never leave till tomorrow, which you can do today.
You may delay, but time will not.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.
The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read.
... a book indeed sometimes debauched me from my work....
From a child I was fond of reading, and all the little money that came into my hands was ever laid out in books.