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.
Quote by Plutarch
To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to...
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's...
Reason speaks and feeling bites
Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us; and endeavor to...
The man who is completely wise and virtuous has no need of glory, except so...
The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them...
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
Neither blame or praise yourself.
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they...
Character is long-standing habit.
It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he...
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
Rest: the sweet sauce of labor
Sometimes the most urgent thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest
There is peace and rest and comfort in sorrow