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.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Every aquarium will eventually leak.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
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
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.