I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance
Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive
Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused
History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind
Let us read with method, and propose to ourselves an end to which our studies may point. The use of reading is to aid us in thinking
As long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than on their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of the most exalted characters