In idleness there is a perpetual despairÓ
The spiritual is the parent of the practical.
Be a pattern to others, and then all will go well; for as a whole city is affected by the licentious passions and vices of great men, so it is likewise reformed by their moderation.
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
Every noble crown is, and on Earth will forever be, a crown of thorns.
The coldest word was once a glowing new metaphor
Heroism is the divine relation which, in all times, unites a great man to other men.
Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the devil; for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it.
A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.
Affectation is the product of falsehood
Endurance is patience concentrated.
Worship is transcendent wonder.
Providence has given to the French the empire of the land, to the English that of the sea, to the Germans that of--the air!
No violent extreme endures.
The hell of these days is the fear of not getting along, especially of not making money.