Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.
The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.
We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.
Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed.
If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.
For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.
You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?
As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.
Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.
Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.