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" All men wish to have truth on their side; but few to be on the side of truth. "
" A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor's. "
" Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one. "
" As one may bring himself to believe almost anything he is inclined to believe, it makes all the difference whether we begin or end with the inquiry, 'What is truth?' "
" It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary. "
" It is folly to expect men to do all that they may reasonably be expected to do. "
" Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory. "
" To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself. "
" To follow imperfect, uncertain, or corrupted traditions, in order to avoid erring in our own judgment, is but to exchange one danger for another. "
" In our judgment of human transactions, the law of optics is reversed; we see the most indistinctly the objects which are close around us. "
" A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them fortune. "
" There is a soul of truth in error; there is a soul of good in evil. "
" Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument. "
" Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it. "
" Manners are one of the greatest engines of influence ever given to man. "
" To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air. "
" Unless people can be kept in the dark, it is best for those who love the truth to give them the full light. "
" It is generally true that all that is required to make men unmindful of what they owe God for any blessing is that they should receive that blessing often and regularly. "
" The happiest lot for a man, as far as birth is concerned, is that it should be such as to give him but little occasion to think much about it. "
" Happiness is no laughing matter. "
" Preach not because you have to say something, but because you have something to say. "
" Everyone wishes to have truth on his side, but not everyone wishes to be on the side of truth. "
" He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts. "