Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.
Conservatism makes no poetry, breathes no prayer, has no invention; it is all memory. Reform has no gratitude, no prudence, no husbandry. The Conservative.
Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs.
To believe in luck - is skepticism.
Skepticism is unbelief in cause and effect.
It is easy in the world to live after the worlds opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
The walls of rude minds are scrawled all over with facts, with thoughts. They shall one day bring a lantern and read the inscriptions.
A man is what he thinks about all day long.
All the thoughts of a turtle are turtle
Some thoughts always find us young, and keep us so. Such a thought is the love of the universal and eternal beauty.
The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.
The most dangerous thing is illusion.
The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.
As soon as there is life there is danger.
Good breeding, a union of kindness and independence.