HOWELL, Jeremiah Brown Quotes
(1772-1822), American senator
Distance sometimes endears friendship, and absence sweeteneth it—for separation from those we love shows us, by the loss, their real value and dearness to us.
History is the glass through which we may behold, with ancestral eyes, not only the various deeds of past ages and the old accidents that attend them, but also discern the different humors of men.
Letters are those winged messengers that can fly from east to west on embassies of love.
Our manners and customs go for more in life than our qualities.—The price we pay for our civilization is the fine yet impassible differentiation of these.
Opinion is that high and mighty dame which rules the world, and in the mind doth frame distastes or likings; for in the human race, she makes the fancy various as the face.
An acre of performance is worth the whole world of promise.
A secret is too little for one, enough for two, and too much for three.
There is no sin we can be tempted to commit, but we shall find a greater satisfaction in resisting than in committing.