Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.
Mary, I believed thee true, And I was blest in thus believing; But now I mourn that ever I knew A girl so fair and so deceiving.
Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above: For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt.
To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
To all, to each, a fair good-night, and pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.
But with morning cool repentance came.
A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass, will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy.
Faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.
There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters, as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine.
Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!
When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone.
What I have to say is far more important than how long my eyelashes are.
If a farmer fills his barn with grain, he gets mice. If he leaves it empty, he gets actors.
A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.
Many miles away there's a shadow on the door of a cottage on the Shore of a dark Scottish lake.
Look back, and smile on perils past.
He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit, He that leaps the wide gulf should prevail in his suit.
For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.
Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
O! many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken!