Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer.
Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.
Category: Age And Aging
Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
True disputants are like true sportsman: their whole delight is in the pursuit.
When much dispute has past, we find our tenets just the same as last.
Sure of their qualities and demanding praise, more go to ruined fortunes than are raised.
The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
Category: Arts And Artists
Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed.
Let sinful bachelors their woes deplore; full well they merit all they feel, and more: unaw by precepts, human or divine, like birds and beasts, promiscuously they join.
Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
The scripture in times of disputes is like an open town in times of war, which serves in differently the occasions of both parties.
Be not the first by which a new thing is tried, or the last to lay the old aside.
Lo! thy dread empire, Chaos! is restored; dies before thy uncreating word: thy hand, great Anarch! lets the curtain fall; and universal darkness buries all.