I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations.
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- Language is the dress of thought.
- Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.
- I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance.
- As to the rout that is made about people who are ruined by extravagance, it is no matter to the nation that some individuals suffer. When so much general productive exertion is the consequence of luxury, the nation does not care though there are debtors; nay, they would not care though their creditors were there too.
- Solitude is dangerous to reason, without being favorable to virtue. Remember that the solitary mortal is certainly luxurious, probably superstitious, and possibly mad.
- It was his peculiar happiness that he scarcely ever found a stranger whom he did not leave a friend; but it must likewise be added, that he had not often a friend long without obliging him to become a stranger.