The fear of ill exceeds the ill we fear.
All experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
The greater part of mankind are more sensitive to contemptuous language, than to unjust acts; they can less easily bear insult than wrong.
It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.
I fear three newspapers more than a hundred thousand bayonets.
The politics of courts are so mean that private people would be ashamed to act in the same way; all is trick and finesse, to which the common cause is sacrificed.
If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.
When the soul resolves to perform every duty, immediately it is conscious of the presence of God.
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
Action is the key to all success.
He that is good for making excuses, is seldom good for anything else.
If you do what you should not, you must bear what you would not.
The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands
To be thrown upon one’s own resources, is to be cast into the very lap of fortune; for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible.
Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
God helps those that help themselves.
There never was a good war, or a bad peace.