He does not possess wealth; it possesses him.
When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?
You may delay, but time will not.
For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.
We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
Mine is better than ours.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.
There are many roads to success, but only one sure road to failure; and that is to try to please everyone else.
Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?
There cannot be a stronger natural right than that of a man’s making the best profit he can of the natural produce of his lands.
I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.
Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.