Mistakes are their own instructors
No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers.
Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.
Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them.
Busy idleness urges us on
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant
Necessity takes impartially the highest and the lowest.
Life is largely a matter of expectation.
He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful.
Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it
Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.
“One gains universal applause who mingles the useful with the agreeable, at once delighting and instructing the reader.”
I shall not wholly die, and a great part of me will escape the grave.
Fidelity is the sister of justice.
Clogged with yesterday\'s excess, the body drags the mind down with it.