Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.
If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city.
Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.
Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind.
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us - never cease to instruct - never cloy.