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A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them a fortune.
As one may bring himself to believe almost anything he is inclined to believe, it makes all the difference whether we begin or end with the inquiry, What is truth?
Every one wishes to have truth on his side, but it is not everyone sincerely wishes to be on the side of truth.
In our judgment of human transactions, the law of optics is reversed, we see most dimly the objects which are close around us.
To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself.
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