We esteem in the world those who do not merit our esteem, and neglect persons of true worth; but the world is like the ocean--the pearl is in its depths, the seaweed swims.
Woodman, spare that tree! Touch not a single bough! In youth it sheltered me, And I'll protect it now.
You desire to be learned, wealthy, and great, without labor; it is one of the follies still extant in the world.
The union of lakes--the union of lands-- The union of States none can sever-- The union of hearts--the union of hands-- And the flag of our Union for ever!
A man of learning who makes no use of what he knows, is like a cloud which gives no rain.
Near the lake where drooped the willow, Long time ago!
It appears to me that strong sense and acute sensibility together constitute genius.
A laughing fool ... seems born for nothing but to show his teeth.
It made and preserves us a nation.
Law has been called a bottomless pit, not so much because of its depth, as that its windings are so obscure nobody can see the end.
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