He that cannot obey, cannot command.
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Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live, expense is constant and certain: and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel.
In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride.
Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing.
Our limited perspective, our hopes and fears become our measure of life, and when circumstances don't fit our ideas, they become our difficulties.
There is perhaps no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive. Even if I could conceive that I had completely overcome it, I should probably be proud of my humility.
Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.
Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
No European who has tasted savage life can afterwards bear to live in our societies.