My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
The things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.
To die in order to avoid the pains of poverty, love, or anything that is disagreeable, is not the part of a brave man, but of a coward.
Well begun is half done.
The two qualities which chiefly inspire regard and affection [are] that a thing is your own and that it is your only one.
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.
To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.
Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
I say that habit's but a long practice, friend, and this becomes men's nature in the end.
All men by nature desire knowledge.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.