Quotations by Author


A thought is an idea in transit.

As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom.

Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.

Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.

It is better whether to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.

Reason is immortal, all else mortal.

Silence is better than unmeaning words.

Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.

The oldest, shortest words - "yes" and "no" - are those which require the most thought.