Prosperity has this property; it puffs up narrow souls, makes them imagine themselves high and mighty, and leads them to look down upon the world with contempt; but a truly noble spirit appears greatest in distress; and then becomes more…
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I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent...
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I...
Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.
Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's...
A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech
Time is the wisest of all counselors
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
Character is long-standing habit.
The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them...
When the candles are out all women are fair
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is...
The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks...
The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it,...
Freedom requires that you discover your own inner language - your own life rules -...
So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect,...
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.