Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
Life's like a play; it's not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters
Sadness usually results from one of the following causes either when a man does not succeed, or is ashamed of his success
That grief is light which can take counsel.
Great grief does not of itself put an end to itself.
Light griefs are plaintive , but great ones are dumb
Great men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war
We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.
Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful when your own self-love might impair your judgement.
The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.
Retirement without the love of letters is a living burial.
Other men's sins are before our eyes; our own are behind our backs
There are more people abusive to others than lie open to abuse themselves; but the humor goes round, and he that laughs at me to-day will have somebody to laugh at him to-morrow.
He is not guilty who is not guilty of his own free will.
Every guilty person is his own hangman.