A Bible and a newspaper in every house, a good school in every district – all studied and appreciated as they merit – are the principal support of virtue, morality, and civil liberty.
In the course of my observation, the disputing, contradicting and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
Let thy discontents be thy secrets; if the world knows them ’twill despise thee and increase them.
Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.
Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
The first mistake in public business is the going into it.
No nation was ever ruined by trade.
The busy man has few idle visitors; to the boiling pot the flies come not.
Look before or you’ll find yourself behind.
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.