Avarice is the vice of declining years.
The public is wiser than the wisest critic.
Where the people possess no authority, their rights obtain no respect.
Dishonesty is so grasping it would deceive God himself, were it possible.
The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another.
In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person.
If reason is a universal faculty, the decision of the common mind is the nearest criterion of truth.
Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape.
By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement.