I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business.
All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance of original justice.
If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.
Politics and the pulpit are terms that have little agreement.
The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he loves it; but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time.
悲伤的人忍受着成长的热情. 他沉迷它，喜欢它； 但这绝不会发生在实际痛苦的情况下，没有人愿意在相当长的时间内忍受这种痛苦.
A State without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference.
Why is it we never get our bad medicine in small doses?
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
但是，没有智慧，没有美德的自由是什么？ 这是所有可能的邪恶中最大的. 因为它是愚蠢的，邪恶的和疯狂的，没有学费或克制.
No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.