A fool must now and then be right, by chance.
A life of ease is a difficult pursuit.
Once more I would adopt the graver style -- a teacher should be sparing of his smile.
The parson knows enough who knows a Duke.
God made the country and man made the town.
A fretful temper will divide the closest knot that may be tied, by ceaseless sharp corrosion; a temper passionate and fierce may suddenly your joys disperse at one immense explosion.
Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.
Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God.
Candid and generous and just. Boys care but little whom they trust. An error soon corrected -- for who but learns in riper years. That man, when smoothest he appears, is most to be suspected?
The innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow.
A self-made man? Yes, and one who worships his creator.
Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth. While truths, on which eternal things depend, can hardly find a single friend.