Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another.
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
Love lives on hope, and dies when hope is dead It is a flame which sinks for lack of fuel.
Men are born with two eyes, but with one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.
True friendship is like sound health the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
Of present fame think little, and of future less; the praises that we receive after we are buried, like the flowers that are strewed over our grave, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead.
Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.
If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself all that runs over will be yours.
Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time, which every day produces, and which most men throw away, but which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small deduction for the life of man.
He that thinks he is the happiest man, really is so. But he that thinks he is the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.
Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by others.
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
That writer does the most who gives his reader the most knowledge and takes from him the least time.
Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness, when bequeathed by those who. when alive, would not have contributed.
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us -- never cease to instruct -- never cloy.
He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a long head or a very short creed.
When we fail our pride supports us and when we succeed, it betrays us.
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.
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