Nothing odd will do long. Tristram Shandy did not last.
Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.
I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man's virtues the means of deceiving him.
Politics are now nothing more than means of rising in the world. With this sole view do men engage in politics, and their whole conduct proceeds upon it.
I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works. An assault upon a town is a bad thing; but starving it is still worse.
The triumph of hope over experience.
I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigree of nations.
No man is by nature the property of another. The defendant is, therefore, by nature free.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it. Martyrdom is the test.