To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.
The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.
On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.
Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things.