... mathematical proofs, like diamonds, are hard and clear, and will be touched with nothing but strict reasoning.
A sound mind in a sound body, is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.
All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. One great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected.
Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
Every man has a property in his own person; this nobody has a right to but himself.
Every man must some time or other be trusted to himself.
Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.
He that will have his son have respect for him and his orders, must himself have a great reverence for his son.
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.