The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession.
If you wish to be a lawyer, attach no consequence to the place you are in, or the person you are with; but get books, sit down anywhere, and go to reading for yourself. That will make a lawyer of you quicker than any other way.
I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.
Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention.
Gratefully accepting the proffered honor, [to inscribe a new legal work to him] I give the leave, begging only that the inscription may be in modest terms, not representing me as a man of great learning, or a very extraordinary one in any respect.