The great sea makes one a great sceptic.
~ Richard Jefferies
In war, truth is the first casualty.
The misfortunes of mankind are of varied plumage.
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.
Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.
It is the nature of mortals to kick a fallen man.
It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.
Human prosperity never rests but always craves more, till blown up with pride it totters and falls. From the opulent mansions pointed at by all passers-by none warns it away, none cries, "Let no more riches enter!"
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
There's nothing certain in a man's life except this: That he must lose it.