A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.
There is nothing more fearful than ignorance in action.
Where there is much light, the shadows are deepest.
If we could do away with death, we wouldn’t object; to do away with capital punishment will be more difficult. Were that to happen, we would reinstate it from time to time.
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him.
It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it.
Age merely shows what children we remain.
A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude, but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world
Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.
Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.
Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
Self-knowledge comes from knowing other men.