When a man is discontented with himself, it has one advantage that it puts him into an excellent frame of mind for making a bargain.
If the principles of contentment are not within us, the height of station and worldly grandeur will as soon add a cubit to a man’s stature as to his happiness.
A man should know something of his own country, too, before he goes abroad.
There is no disputing about taste.
A man who values a good night’s rest will not lie down with enmity in his heart, if he can help it.
Learning is the dictionary, but sense the grammar of science.
Algebra is the metaphysics of arithmetic.
‘Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause and of obstinacy in a bad one.
Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.
Solitude is the best nurse of wisdom.