- Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.
- Content thyself to be obscurely good.
When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway,
The post of honour is a private station.
- The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.
- Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
- Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.