In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.
Force may make hypocrites, but it can never make converts.
Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.
Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains.
True godliness does not turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it and excites their endeavors to mend it.
Passion is a sort of fever in the mind, which ever leaves us weaker than it found us.
Force may subdue, but love gains, and he that forgives first wins the laurel.
If thou wouldst conquer thy weakness, thou must never gratify it.
Kings in this world should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works.
The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.
Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.
Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.
Love grows. Lust wastes by Enjoyment, and the Reason is, that one springs from an Union of Souls, and the other from an Union of Sense.
Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason.
True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
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.
He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care.
He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end.