Man appoints, and God disappoints.
Though God's attributes are equal, yet his mercy is more attractive and pleasing in our eyes than his justice.
Thou camest out of thy mother's belly without government, thou hast liv'd hitherto without government, and thou mayst be carried to thy long home without government, when it shall please the Lord. How many people in this world live without government, yet do well enough, and are well look'd upon?
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
For historians ought to be precise, truthful, and quite unprejudiced, and neither interest nor fear, hatred nor affection, should cause them to swerve from the path of truth, whose mother is history, the rival of time, the depository of great actions, the witness of what is past, the example and instruction of the present, the monitor of the future.
Category: History And Historians
You are a king by your own fireside, as much as any monarch in his throne.
A person dishonored is worst than dead.
The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.
Everyone is as God made him, and often a great deal worse.
Pray look better, Sir... those things yonder are no giants, but windmills.
My grandma (rest her soul) used to say, ''There were but two families in the world, have-much and have-little.''
There is a strange charm in the thoughts of a good legacy, or the hopes of an estate, which wondrously removes or at least alleviates the sorrow that men would otherwise feel for the death of friends.
Jests that give pains are no jests.
Fair and softly goes far.
When the severity of the law is to be softened, let pity, not bribes, be the motive.
Category: Law And Lawyers