To give a man full knowledge of morality, I would send him to no other book than the New Testament.
We should have a great many fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.
Practice conquers the habit of doing, without reflecting on the rule.
It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of truth.
Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.