Research is the act of going up alleys to see if they are blind.
Character is simply habit long continued.
The first evil those who are prone to talk suffer, is that they hear nothing.
Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large.
In human life there is constant change of fortune; and it is unreasonable to expect an exemption from the common fate. Life itself decays, and all things are daily changing.
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.
To do an evil act is base. To do a good one without incurring danger, is common enough. But it is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds though he risks everything in doing them.