Speech is for the convenience of those who are hard of hearing; but there are many fine things which we cannot say if we have to shout.
Sobriety, severity, and self-respect are the foundations of all true sociality.
Many men go fishing their entire lives without knowing it is not fish they are after.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this.
Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind.
Our manners have been corrupted by communication with the saints.
One must be out-of-doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life.
No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof.