Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
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- Wine gives a man nothing. It neither gives him knowledge nor wit; it only animates a man, and enables him to bring out what a dread of the company has repressed. It only puts in motion what had been locked up in frost.
- Man is not weak; knowledge is more than equivalent to force.
- There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
- Suspicion is most often useless pain.
- Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense. He whom nature has made weak, and idleness keeps ignorant, may yet support his vanity by the name of a critic.
- Small debts are like small gun shot; they are rattling around us on all sides and one can scarcely escape being wounded. Large debts are like canons, they produce a loud noise, but are of little danger.