Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.
Quote by William Penn
Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves
Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if...
Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform
Much reading is an oppression of the mind, and extinguishes the natural candle, which is...
They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what...
Force may make hypocrites, but it can never make converts.
Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.
The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of...
The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves.
To do evil that good may come of it is for bunglers in politics as...
He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is...
Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they...
A wise neuter joins with neither, but uses both as his honest interest leads him
Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason
Governments, like clocks, go from the motion men give them, and as governments are made...
A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its...
As governor of Texas, I have set high standards for our public schools, and I...