The whole life is but a point of time; let us enjoy it, therefore, while it lasts, and not spend it to no purpose.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
The man who is completely wise and virtuous has no need of glory, except so far as it disposes and eases his way to action by the greater trust that it procures him.
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
Objects which are usually the motives of our travels by land and by sea are often overlooked and neglected if they lie under our eye. We put off from time to time going and seeing what we know we have an opportunity of seeing when we please.
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for, and with obscurity, for being unenvied.
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
Character is simply habit long continued.
Character is long-standing habit.