It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
A great empire like a great cake is most easily diminished at the edges.
I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.
Half a truth is often a great lie.
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed too severe seldom executed.
Necessity never made a good bargain.
Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.
Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
Each year one vicious habit discarded in time might make the worst of us good.
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
There was never a good war or a bad peace.
Those disputing contradicting and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory sometimes but they never get good will which would be of more use to them.
Speak ill of no man but speak all the good you know of everybody.
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
Do good to your friends to keep them to your enemies to win them.
A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation and only one bad one to lose it.
God works wonders now and then Behold a lawyer an honest man.
God helps those who help themselves.
Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.
Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.