Necessity does everything well.
Men are what their mothers made them.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact, it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.
Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely...
My evening visitors, if they cannot see the clock, should find the time in my face.
So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.
Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.
All promise outruns performance.