To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
Rest: the sweet sauce of labor
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings… (read more)
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.