Worldly wealth is the Devil's bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun.
Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.
We can make mayors and officers every year, but not scholars.
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.
Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.