Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.
Charles Caleb Colton
Contemporaries appreciate the person rather than their merit, posterity will regard the merit rather than the person.
In religion as in politics it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe half our creed, than for those who deny the whole of it.
Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live.
Those who visit foreign nations, but associate only with their own countrymen, change their climate, but not their customs.
Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity, than straightforward and simple integrity in another.
We ask advice, but we mean approbation.
It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends.
He that knows himself, knows others; and he that is ignorant of himself, could not write a very profound lecture on other men's heads.