If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
Beauty is the promise of happiness.
Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.
I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.
Whilst shame keeps its watch, virtue is not wholly extinguished in the heart; nor will moderation be utterly exiled from the minds of tyrants.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny.
Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do.
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere.
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.