The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skills. Our antagonist is our helper.
Adversity is a severe instructor. ... He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Mere parsimony is not economy . . . expense, and great expense, may be an essential part of true economy.
Never despair, but if you do, work on in despair.
No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
No passion so effectively robs the mind of its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
Queen of arts, and daughter of heaven.
Dangers by being despised grow great.
Ambition can creep as well as soar.
The writers against religion, whilst they oppose every system, are wisely careful never to set up any of their own.
Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.
War never leaves, where it found a nation.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
But what is liberty without wisdom and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint. Those who know what virtuous liberty is, cannot bear to see it disgraced by incapable heads, on account of their having high-sounding words in their mouths.
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.
The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he loves it; but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time.
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.