1. 10

    It is the first rule in oratory that a man must appear such as he would persuade others to be: and that can be accomplished only by the force of his life.

    57
  2. 9

    A wise man will find us to be rogues by our faces.

    58
  3. 8

    He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.

    60
  4. 7

    You should never be ashamed to admit you have been wrong. It only proves you are wiser today than yesterday

    69
  5. 6

    The sight of you is good for sore eyes.

    72
  6. 5

    When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.

    78
  7. 4

    That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy.

    88
  8. 3

    We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.

    88
  9. 2

    For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.

    89
  10. 1

    Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.

    100
  11. Last Update: 28 July 2021

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