A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.
A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.
The eternal stars shine out as soon as it is dark enough.
Instead of saying that man is the creature of circumstance, it would be nearer the mark to say that man is the architect of circumstance.
Tell a man he is brave, and you help him to become so.
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
Silence is as deep as eternity; speech, shallow as time
If you don't wish a man to do a thing you had better get him to talk about it; for the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else.
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.
If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.
Virtue is like health: the harmony of the whole man.
Youth is to all the glad season of life; but often only by what it hopes, not by what it attains, or what it escapes.
Experience is the best of schoolmasters, only the school fees are heavy