Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
Appearances often are deceiving.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
What's done can't be undone.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.