What is easy is seldom excellent.
When I was as you are now, towering in the confidence of 21, little did I suspect that I should be at 49, what I now am.
There is, indeed, nothing that so much seduces reason from vigilance, as the thought of passing life with an amiable woman.
Language is the dress of thought.
He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many fold in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale.'
He that teaches us anything which we knew not before is undoubtedly to be reverenced as a master.
He that would be superior to external influences must first become superior to his own passions.
He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything.
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man…should keep his friendships in constant repair.
If I have said something to hurt a man once, I shall not get the better of this by saying many things to please him.