Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel?
Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and in, what myriads rise!
Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause.
Act well your part; there all honor lies.
'Tis education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclin'd.
Ten censure wrong, for one that writes amiss.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread
The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jurymen may dine.
An honest man's the noblest work of God.
Blest paper-credit! last and best supply! That lends corruption lighter wings to fly!
An obstinate person does not hold opinions; they hold them.
True wit is nature to advantage dressed, what oft was thought, but never so well expressed.
Die and endow a college or a cat.
True politeness consists in being easy one's self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can.
For virtue's self may too much zeal be had; the worst of madmen is a saint run mad.