A taste for literature and a turn for business, united in the same person, never fails to make a great man.

I shall never shine 'til some animating occasion calls forth all my powers.

this wasted time i have found by constant experience to be as indispensable as sleep

They shall not be expected to acknowledge us until we have acknowledged ourselves.

Property monopolized or in the possession of a few is a curse to mankind.

Let the human mind loose. It must be loose. It will be loose. Superstition and dogmatism cannot confine it.

I read my eyes out and can't read half enough...the more one reads the more one sees we have to read.

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.

Morale still seems reasonably high and, while the desertion rate has risen, it is still limited to those who can walk.

There is no error so monstrous that it fails to find defenders among the ablest men.

A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.

Many, whose hearts are conquered by acute spite, roll out balanced tales from their own heart, which do not balance when you weigh words against deeds.

Not at all do I trust augurs, who enrich the ears of others, so that they can enrich their own homes with gold.