All adverse and depressing influences can be overcome, not by fighting, by rising above them.
Charles Caleb Colton
If we steal thoughts from the moderns, it will be cried down as plagiarism; if from the ancients, it will be cried up as erudition.
There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence.
If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours.
Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.
He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place.