Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.
Correspondences are like small clothes before the invention of suspenders; it is impossible to keep them up.
Bishop Berkeley destroyed this world in one volume octavo; and nothing remained, after his time, but mind; which experienced a similar fate from the hand of Mr. Hume in 1737.
A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.
Great men hallow a whole people, and lift up all who live in their time.
Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
Find fault when you must find fault in private, and if possible sometime after the offense, rather than at the time.
I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so.