The moral and religious system which Jesus Christ transmitted to us is the best the world has ever seen, or can see.
Some of the domestic evils of drunkenness are houses without windows, gardens without fences, fields without tillage, barns without roofs, children without clothing, principles, morals or manners.
What can laws do without morals?
All the heavenly Bodies, the Stars and Planets, are regulated with the utmost Wisdom! And can we suppose less Care to be taken in the Order of the moral than in the natural System?
The rapid progress of the sciences makes me sorry, at times, that I was born so soon. Imagine the power that man will have over matter, a few hundred years from now. We may learn how to remove gravity from large masses, and float them over great distances. Agriculture will double its produce with le
In whatever country Jews have settled in any great number, they have lowered its moral tone; depreciated its commercial integrity; have segregated themselves and have not been assimilated; have sneered at and tried to undermine the Christian religion upon which that nation is founded, by objecting t
Laws without morals are in vain.
Twas Noah who first planted the vineAnd mended his morals by drinking its wine.
As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of Morals and his Religion, as he left them to us, the best the World ever saw or is likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupting Changes; and I have, with most of the present Dissenters in E
I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character; like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. The turkey is a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of Ame
For my own part, I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen the representative of our country. He is a bird of bad moral character. He does not get his living honestly.
The man who is asked by an author what he thinks of his work is put to the torture and is not obliged to speak the truth.
You cannot give me an instance of any man who is permitted to lay out his own time contriving not to have tedious hours.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. Samuel Johnso
That friendship may be at once fond and lasting, there must not only be equal virtue on each part, but virtue of the same kind; not only the same end must be proposed, but the same means must be approved by both.
He who endeavors to please must appear pleased.
Sir, you must not neglect doing a thing immediately good from fear of remote evil; -from fear of its being abused.
Always set high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you.
Flattery pleases very generally. In the first place, the flatterer may think what he says to be true; but, in the second place, whether he thinks so or not, he certainly thinks those whom he flatters of consequence enough to be flattered.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
I am far from any intention to limit curiosity, or confine the labours of learning to arts of immediate and necessary use. It is only from the various essays of experimental industry, and the vague excursions of mind set upon discovery, that any advancement of knowledge can be expected; and though m
To preserve health is a moral and religious duty, for health is the basis of all social virtues. We can no longer be useful when not well.
Friendship may well deserve the sacrifice of pleasure, though not of conscience.
The future is purchased by the present. Samuel Joh
The really happy woman is the one who can enjoy the scenery when she has to take a detour. Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but rather a manner of traveling.
Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas.
In the condition of men, it frequently happens that grief and anxiety lie hid under the golden robes of prosperity; and the gloom of calamity is cheered by secret radiations of hope and comfort; as in the works of nature, the bog is sometimes covered with flowers, and the mine concealed in the barre
We all live in the hope of pleasing somebody; and the pleasure of pleasing ought to be greatest, and always will be greatest, when our endeavors are exerted in consequence of our duty.
Don't, Sir, accustom yourself to use big words for little matters.
You may translate books of science exactly. ... The beauties of poetry cannot be preserved in any language except that in which it was originally written.
None are happy but by anticipation of change.