Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
The best prophet is common sense, our native wit.
The gifts of bad men bring no good with them.
The man who knows when not to act is wise. To my mind, bravery is forethought.
This is courage in a man: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.
To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.
We know the good, we apprehend it clearly, but we can't bring it to achievement.
Who so neglects learning in his youth loses the past and is dead to the future.'
Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.