Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.
You are a king by your own fireside, as much as any monarch in his throne
He who sings frightens away his ills.
Soul of fibre and heart of oak.
One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes
That which costs little is less valued.
All sorrows are less with bread.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating. By a small sample we may judge of the whole piece.
It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull.
The most difficult character in comedy is that of a fool, and he must be no simpleton who plays the part.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world.
Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.