Good men have the fewest fears. He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong; he has a thousand who has overcome it.
Next to being witty yourself, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
Partial culture runs to the ornate, extreme culture to simplicity.
The body of a sensualist is the coffin of a dead soul.
Our first and last love is... self-love.
In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it.
The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the wide sweep of things, men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better.
The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor.
We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us.
Something of a person's character may be observed by how they smile. Some never smile they only grin.
For cowards the road of desertion should be left open; they will carry over to the enemy nothing, but their fears.
The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it.
What we call conscience in many instances, is only a wholesome fear of the law.
Self-distrust is the cause of most of our failure. In the assurance of strength there is strength, and, they are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their powers.
It is our relation to circumstances that determine their influence over us. The same wind that blows one ship into port may blow another off shore.
A book should be luminous not voluminous.
If one is not virtuous he becomes vicious.
The highest virtue found in the tropics is chastity, and in the colder regions, temperance.
Mind unemployed is mind un-enjoyed.
The busiest of living agents are certain dead men's thoughts.
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