I had seen the great, but I had not seen the small.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Liars are always most disposed to swear.
Liars are always ready to take oaths.
Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straight forwardness are. Write much as you would speak; speak as you think. If with your inferior, speak no coarser than usual; if with your superiors, no finer. Be what you say; and, within the rules of prudence, say what you are.