The end of man is action, and not thought, though it be of the noblest.
Wonder is the basis of worship.
Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us.
For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad.
No iron chain, or outward force of any kind, can ever compel the soul of a person to believe or to disbelieve.
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better, Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.