The greatest inventions were produced in the times of ignorance, such as the use of the compass, gunpowder and printing.
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
There is nothing in this world constant but inconstancy.
Everyone desires long life, not one old age.
How is it possible to expect that mankind will take advice when they will not so much as take warning?
Religion is too often talked of, but too little known.
Proper words in proper places, make the true definition of a style.
Books, the children of the brain.
Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps as few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.