"In matters of style, swim with the current;
In matters of principle, stand like a rock."
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company…"
"There is not a truth existing which I fear...or would wish unknown to the whole world."
"I have sworn on the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."
"Encourage all your virtuous dispositions, and exercise them whenever an opportunity arises, being assured that they will gain strength by exercise, as a limb of the body does, and that exercise will make them habitual."