Hope is the companion of power, and the mother of success; for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.
I'm as happy a man as any in the world, for the whole world seems to smile upon me!
Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.
Progress, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step.
The wise man... if he would live at peace with others, he will bear and forbear.
It will generally be found that men who are constantly lamenting their ill luck are only reaping the consequences of their own neglect, mismanagement, and improvidence, or want of application.