A good End cannot sanctifie evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it.
Five things are requisite to a good officer—ability, clean hands, despatch, patience, and impartiality.
In all debates, let truth be thy aim, not victory, or an unjust interest.
They have a Right to censure, that have a Heart to help: The rest is Cruelty, not Justice.
A private Life is to be preferrd; the Honour and Gain of publick Posts, bearing no proportion with the Comfort of it.
He that lives in love lives in god, says the beloved disciple: and to be sure a man can live no where better.
All we have is the Almighty’s, and shall not God have his own when he calls for it?
For we put the power in the people.
Man—being made reasonable, and so a thinking creature, there is nothing more worthy of his being than the right direction and employment of his thoughts, since upon this depends both his usefulness to the public and his own present and future benefit in all respects.
Topics: Thought, Positive Attitudes, Optimism
It is most reasonable men should value that benefit, which is most durable. Now tongues shall cease, and prophecy fail, and faith shall be consummated in sight, and hope in enjoyment; but love remains.
The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy. Collect and learn them; they are notable measures of directions for human life; you have much in little; they save time in speaking; and upon occasion may be the fullest and safest answers.
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