"Let us believe neither half of the good people tell us of ourselves, nor half the evil they say of others. "
"t is only before those who are glad to hear it, and anxious to spread it, that we find it easy to speak ill of others."
"Money dishonestly acquired is never worth its cost, while a good conscience never costs as much as it is worth."
"Our interests are grains of opium to our consciences, but they only put it to sleep for a terrible awakening."
"The happiness of the tender heart is increased by what it can take away from the wretchedness of others."
"Promises retain men better than services; for hope is to them a chain, and gratitude a thread."
"The true worth of a soul is revealed as much by the motive it attributes to the actions of others as by its own deeds."