It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.