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“Good-nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit, and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty. It shows in the fairest light, takes off in some measure from the deformity of vice, and makes even folly and impertinence supportable.” – Addison.
A concise statement is brief; a condensed statement is compact in thought; a terse statement is sharp, pointed, and pithy.
“Recovery is one's own act; restoration is the act of another.” Recovery of property is good fortune. Its restoration is an act of justice.
“ Cut off the causes, and the effects will cease.” — Dryden. “Good reasons must of force give way to better.” — Shakespeare. “Every principle that is a motive to good actions ought to be encouraged.” — Addison.
A defendant defends himself; a defender defends another. “Patrick Henry was beyond doubt the ablest defender of criminals in Virginia.” — Wirt.
“ The one sole object of education, properly understood, is not to make a gentleman, or a lawyer, or a mechanic, or a farmer, but to draw out to their utmost limits all the susceptibilities of our threefold nature, - intellect, heart, and will; and the product of this true discipline is not a scholar, nor a philosopher, nor an artist, but a fully developed man.” — Tuefft.
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15 To delay is to put off action indefinitely; to postpone is to set aside either definitely or indefinitely; to defer is to postpone to some future time for action; to procrastinate is to delay through lack of determination. The indolent procrastinate.
“ A lie should be trampled on and extinguished wherever found. I am for fumigating the atmosphere when I suspect that falsehood, like pestilence, breathes around me.” — Carlyle.
“Our constitution is in actual operation ; everything appears to promise that it will last; yet in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.” – Franklin.
“What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason; how infinite in faculties; in form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel; in apprehension how like a god; the beauty of the world, — the paragon of animals !” – Hamlet.
“ Brains and great executive ability are potent factors in man's success, but without the firmest and most thoroughly grounded principles of cardinal honesty they are factors which cannot make for success. It is the combination of great ability and sterling integrity which places men in control of large interests and keeps them there.” – Practical Age.