Kings in this world should imitate God, their mercy should be above their works.
Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness.
It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.
True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.
O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose what I do not understand.
The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.
Passion is a sort of fever in the mind, which ever leaves us weaker than it found us.
Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property. Obedience is the premium which we pay for it.
The tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune.
If thou wouldst conquer thy weakness, thou must never gratify it.
Love is the hardest lesson in Christianity; but, for that reason, it should be most our care to learn it.
We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.
No pain no palm no thorns no throne no gall no glory no glory no cross no crown.
No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself.
A good End cannot sanctify evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it.
Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.
To do evil that good may come of it is for bunglers in politics as well as morals.
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is the reason of so many senseless scholars in the world.
He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care.
Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.
Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.
Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.
Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason.
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.
He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end.
In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.
Nothing does reason more right, than the coolness of those that offer it: For Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers.
A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.
Never give out while there is hope; but hope not beyond reason, for that shows more desire than judgment.
Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns.
Force may subdue, but love gains, and he that forgives first wins the laurel.
True godliness does not turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it and excites their endeavors to mend it.
Love grows. Lust wastes by Enjoyment, and the Reason is, that one springs from an Union of Souls, and the other from an Union of Sense.
Never marry but for love but see that thou lovest what is lovely.