The fool has one great advantage over a man of sense he is always satisfied with himself.
Man achieves in life only by commanding the capabilities nature has given him, or by creating them within himself by education and by knowing how to profit by the difficulties encountered.
How many seemingly impossible things have been accomplished by resolute men because they had to do, or die.
Ordinarily men exercise their memory much more than their judgment.
The man fitted for affairs and authority never considers individuals, but things and their consequences.
As a rule it is circumstances that make men.
Audacity succeeds as often as it fails; in life it has an even chance.
Power is founded upon opinion.
What is the government? nothing, unless supported by opinion.
When you have an enemy in your power, deprive him of the means of ever injuring you.
One must learn to forgive and not to hold a hostile, bitter attitude of mind, which offends those about us and prevents us from enjoying ourselves; one must recognize human shortcomings and adjust himself to them rather than to be constantly finding fault with them.
Simpletons talk of the past, wise men of the present, and fools of the future.
True character stands the test of emergencies. Do not be mistaken, it is weakness from which the awakening is rude.
To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, would be to be a god.
Imagination governs the world.