"It has been said that though God cannot alter the past, historians can; it is perhaps because they can be useful to Him in this repect that He tolerates their existence."
"The healthy stomach is nothing if not conservative; few radicals have good digestions."
". . .fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other."
"I would rather see the portrait of a dog I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world."
"All censure of a man's self is oblique praise. It is in order to show how much he can spare."
"That fellow seems to me to possess but one idea, and that is a wrong one."
"The virtue which requires to be ever gaurded is scarcely worth the sentinel."
"I hate the French because they are all slaves, and wear wooden shoes."