There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
We are a kind of Chameleons, taking our hue - the hue of our moral character, from those who are about us.
Till a man can judge whether they be truths or not, his understanding is but little improved, and thus men of much reading, though greatly learned, but may be little knowing.
The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.
Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected.
That which is static and repetitive is boring. That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art.
The action of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these are the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work, and guided.
All wealth is the product of labor.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without anyother reason but because they are not already common.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.
The discipline of desire is the background of character.