True courage is a result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable.
Idleness is an inlet to disorder, and makes way for licentiousness. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.
Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves.
I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book.
In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part.
Belief gets in the way of learning.
People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.
Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.
Perpetual pushing and assurance put a difficulty out of countenance and make a seeming difficulty gives way.
A brave mind is always impregnable.
Knowledge is the consequence of time, and multitude of days are fittest to teach wisdom.
Learning gives us a fuller conviction of the imperfections of our nature; which one would think, might dispose us to modesty.