Private opinion is weak, but public opinion is almost omnipotent.
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- God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men’s weaknesses.
- Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
- A man’s character is the reality of himself; his reputation, the opinion others have formed about him; character resides in him, reputation in other people; that is the substance, this is the shadow.
- All words are pegs to hang ideas on.
- He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
- In the ordinary business of life, industry can do anything which genius can do, and very many things which it cannot.