One may as well be asleep as to read for anything but to improve his mind and morals, and regulate his conduct.
Keyholes are the occasions of more sin and wickedness, than all other holes in this world put together.
Religion which lays so many restraints upon us, is a troublesome companion to those who will lay no restraints upon themselves.
Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest.
Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.
Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.