It is a just political maxim, that every man must be supposed a knave.
Scholastic learning and polemical divinity retarded the growth of all true knowledge.
The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.
Every wise, just, and mild government, by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and secure, will always abound most in people, as well as in commodities and riches.
A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real poverty.
Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.
Any person seasoned with a just sense of the imperfections of natural reason, will fly to revealed truth with the greatest avidity.
Art may make a suit of clothes but nature must produce a man.
Everything in the world is purchased by labor.