A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.
It is hard for any one to be an honest politician who is not born and bred a Dissenter.
Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves will, in general, become of no more value than their dress.
Anyone who has passed through the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.
He talked on for ever; and you wished him to talk on for ever.
Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune.
One shining quality lends a luster to another, or hides some glaring defect.
The best part of our lives we pass in counting on what is to come.
General principles are not the less true or important because from their nature they elude immediate observation; they are like the air, which is not the less necessary because we neither see nor feel it.
If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory.
There are names written in her immortal scroll at which Fame blushes!
Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity.
The love of fame is almost another name for the love of excellence; or it is the ambition to attain the highest excellence, sanctioned by the highest authority, that of time.
Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
It is well that there is no one without a fault; for he would not have a friend in the world.