He that places himself neither higher nor lower than he ought to do exercises the truest humility.
Charles Caleb Colton
It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends.
Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease.
Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind.
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
The two most precious things this side of the grave are our reputation and our life. But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper may deprive us of the one, and the weakest weapon of the other.