Category: Civil Disobedience
It is not what a lawyer tells me
I may do; but what humanity,
reason, and justice tell me I ought
The age of chivalry is gone. That
of sophisters, economists and
calculators has succeeded.
Example is the school of mankind,
and they will learn at no other.
Hypocrisy can afford to be
magnificent in its promises, for
never intending to go beyond
promise, it costs nothing.
Category: Golden Mean
My good friends, while I do most
earnestly recommend you to take
care of your health and safety, as
things most precious to us, I would
not have that care degenerate into
an effeminate and over-curious
attention, which is always
disgraceful to a man's self, and
often troublesome to others.
The people never give up their
liberties but under some delusion.
To read without reflecting is like
eating without digesting.
Nobody made a greater mistake than
he who did nothing because he could
only do a little.