Everything that has a beginning comes to an end.
While we are examining into everything we sometimes find truth where we least expected it.
Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake.
Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately when lawful, they do not excite desire.
Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be.
It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue severity in correcting faults is liable at times to discourage a boy's mind from effort.
The gifts of nature are infinite in their variety, and mind differs from mind almost as much as body from body.
To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination.
The perfection of art is to conceal art.
As regards parents, I should like to see them as highly educated as possible, and I do not restrict this remark to fathers alone.
Fear of the future is worse than one's present fortune.
When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield.
In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept.
Our minds are like our stomaches they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.
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