I have never entered into any controversy in defense of my philosophical opinions; I leave them to take their chance in the world. If they are right, truth and experience will support them; if wrong, they ought to be refuted and rejected. Disputes are apt to sour one's temper and disturb one's quiet.
Our limited perspective, our hopes and fears become our measure of life, and when circumstances don't fit our ideas, they become our difficulties.
The objections and reluctances I met with in soliciting the subscriptions, made me soon feel the impropriety of presenting one's self as the proposer of any useful project, that might be suppos'd to raise one's reputation in the smallest degree above that of one's neighbours, when one has need of their assistance to accomplish that project.
Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
An old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Finding myself to exist in the world, I believe i shall, in some shape or other, always exist.
Danger is sauce for prayers.
Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden but it is forbidden because its hurtful.
After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser.