To be infected with the jargon of a particular profession, and to know only the language of a single rank of mortals, is indeed despicable.
Life passes in petty transactions; there very seldom emerges any occasion that can call forth great virtue or great abilities.
I have lived to see such a change in the manners of women.
Truth is, indeed, not often welcome for its own sake; it is generally unpleasing, because contrary to our wishes and opposite to our practice.
There are many diseases both of the body and mind, which it is far easier to prevent than to cure.
The general resemblance of the sound to the sense is to be found in every language which admits of poetry.
To convince any man against his will is hard, but to please him against his will is above the reach of human abilities.
It has been long observed, that the idea of beauty is vague and undefined, different in different minds, and diversified by time or place.