| Everything that has a beginning comes to an end.
| Our minds are like our stomaches; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.
| It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity.
| Nothing is more dangerous to men than a sudden change of fortune.
| The perfection of art is to conceal art.
| A laugh costs too much when bought at the expense of virtue.
| While we are examining into everything we sometimes find truth where we least expected it.
| Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
| The prosperous can not easily form a right idea of misery.
| While we are making up our minds as to when we shall begin. the opportunity is lost.
| God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals, as by the faculty of speech.
| Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake.
| The gifts of nature are infinite in their variety, and mind differs from mind almost as much as body from body.
| Fear of the future is worse than one's present fortune.
| Though ambition in itself is a vice, yet it is often the parent of virtues.
| In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept.
| A laugh, if purchased at the expense of propriety, costs too much.
| We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.
| Where evil habits are once settled, they are more easily broken than mended.
| Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately; when lawful, they do not excite desire.