Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.
The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything.
In matrimony, to hesitate is sometimes to be saved.
A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us.
Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.
Precept guides, but example draws.
Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
If marriage is your object, you'd better start loving your subject.
Resolve and thou art free.
a man thinks he amounts to a great deal but to a flea or a mosquito a human being is merely something good to eat