A man who could build a church, as one may say, by squinting at a sheet of paper.
Accidents will occur in the best regulated families.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tries, and a touch that never hurts.
I do not know the American gentleman, god forgive me for putting two such words together.
Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Train up a fig tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it.
With affection beaming out of one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.