As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.
“The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world is the highest applause.”
Manners require time, as nothing is more vulgar than haste.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Discontent is want of self-reliance; it is infirmity of will.
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it
As soon as there is life, there is danger
The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.
A man in debt is so far a slave.
Evermore in the world is this marvelous balance of beauty and disgust, magnificence and rats.
Do not believe that possibly you can escape the reward of your action.
The moral sense reappears today with the same morning newness that has been from of old the fountain of beauty and strength. You say there is no religion now. 'Tis like saying in rainy weather, There is no sun, when at that moment we are witnessing one of its superlative effects.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.