Good men must be affectionate men.
Love gratified is love satisfied, and love satisfied is indifference begun.
As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies, a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man.
Hope is the cordial that keeps life from stagnating.
Married people should not be quick to hear what is said by either when in ill humor.
People of little understanding are most apt to be angry when their sense is called into question.
Calamity is the test of integrity.
Love is not a volunteer thing.
The companion of an evening, and the companion for life, require very different qualifications.
It is better to be thought perverse than insincere.
Would Alexander, madman as he was, have been so much a madman, had it not been for Homer?
Women love to be called cruel, even when they are kindest.
Those who will bear much, shall have much to bear.
Every scholar, I presume, is not, necessarily, a man of sense.
The laws were not made so much for the direction of good men, as to circumscribe the bad.
The mind can be but full. It will be as much filled with a small disagreeable occurrence, having no other, as with a large one.
Marry first, and love will come after is a shocking assertion; since a thousand things may happen to make the state but barely tolerable, when it is entered into with mutual affection.
A Stander-by is often a better judge of the game than those that play.
From sixteen to twenty, all women, kept in humor by their hopes and by their attractions, appear to be good-natured.
We are all very ready to believe what we like.
Vast is the field of Science. The more a man knows, the more he will find he has to know.