The spirit in which a thing is given determines that in which the debt is acknowledged; it's the intention, not the face-value of the gift, that's weighed
Quote by Seneca
There is no genius free from some tincture of madness
Life's like a play; it's not the length but the excellence of the acting that...
It is extreme evil to depart from the company of the living before you die
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
Those that are a friend to themselves are sure to be a friend to all.
Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a...
Nothing is more dishonorable than an old man, heavy with years, who has no other...
It is another's fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do...
Life is neither a good nor an evil: it is a field for good and...
The primary sign of a well-ordered mind is a man's ability to remain in one...
Women give nothing to friendship except what they borrow from love.
It is the constant fault and inseparable evil quality of ambition, that it never looks...
A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.
Nothing is ours except time.
No man ever became wise by chance
Time heals what reason cannot
True happiness is to understand our duties toward God and man; to enjoy the present,...
Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.
All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good...
Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.