The secret of getting things done is to act!
Follow your own star!
Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.
Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God’s grandchild.
Will cannot be quenched against its will.
No one thinks of how much blood it costs.
The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.
The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.
Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.
Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories, and still your eyes are on the ground.