"No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar."
"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him."
"No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent."
"I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday."
"The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed."
"The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read."
"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough."
"When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees."
"A man watches his pear tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the process, and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap."