Friendship, compounded of esteem and love, derives from one its tenderness and its permanence from the other.
Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed.
A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue, that it is always respected, even when it is associated with vice.
Do it now. You become successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.
Do not hope wholly to reason away your troubles; do not feed them with attention, and they will die imperceptibly away. Fix your thoughts upon your business, fill your intervals with company, and sunshine will again break in upon your mind.
Dogs have not the power of comparing. A dog will take a small piece of meat as readily as a large, when both are before him.
Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier.
Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.