A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
I heard the bells on Christmas Day; their old familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the word repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men!
Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.
Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.
If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.
Age is opportunity no less than youth itself.
As I gaze upon the sea! All the old romantic legends, all my dreams, come back to me.
Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike.
Trust no future, however pleasant! Let the dead past bury its dead! Act, act in the living present! Heart within and God overhead.