Even if it is to be, what end do you serve by running to distress?
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- Whenever you hold a fellow creature in distress, remember that he is a man.
- Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.
- The acquisition of riches has been to many not an end to their miseries, but a change in them: The fault is not in the riches, but the disposition.
- We all sorely complain of the shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are either spent in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them.
- What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.
- No action will be considered blameless, unless the will was so, for by the will the act was dictated.