The most evident token and apparent sign of true wisdom is a constant and unconstrained rejoicing.
We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.
There is, nevertheless, a certain respect and a general duty of humanity that ties us, not only to beasts that have life and sense, but even to trees and plants.
There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to.
There is no course of life so weak and sottish as that which is managed by order, method, and discipline.
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
There are few men who dare to publish to the world the prayers they make to Almighty God.
The value of life is not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them; a man may live long yet very little.
He who fears will suffer, he already suffers from his fear.
The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it.