English Divine, Historian and Author
"A willful falsehood told is a cripple, not able to stand by itself without another to support it. It is easy to tell a lie, but hard to tell only one lie."
"An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men."
"As the sword of the best tempered metal is most flexible, so the truly generous are most pliant and courteous in their behavior to their inferiors."
"Contentment consisteth not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire: not in multiplying of wealthy, but in subtracting men's desires."
"Drawing near her death, she sent most pious thoughts as harbingers to heaven; and her soul saw a glimpse of happiness through the chinks of her sickness-broken body."
"Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last part; but fame relates all, and often more than all."
"Give freely to him that deserveth well and asketh nothing: and that is a way of giving to thyself."
"Happiness generally depends more on the opinion we have of Things, than on the Things themselves."