Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.
Punctuality is the stern virtue of men of business, and the graceful courtesy of princes
Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength
In the lexicon of youth, which fate reserves For a bright manhood, there is no such word As - fail
Youth is in danger until it learns to look upon debts as furies
Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
I would rather have five energetic and competent enemies than one fool friend.
Despair makes victims sometimes victors.
Expression is the mystery of beauty.
The easiest person to deceive is one's own self.
A man of genius is inexhaustible only in proportion as he is always renourishing his genius.
When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.
It is difficult to say who do you the most harm: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best.
No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.
The real truthfulness of all works of imagination, sculpture, painting, and written fiction, is so purely in the imagination, that the artist never seeks to represent positive truth, but the idealized image of a truth.