All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at.
Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.
If conquest does not bind posterity, so neither can compact bind it.
In the course of her education she had gone through the history usually put into the hands of young people… now her ripened reason gave to her present study at least the advantage of novelty.
Doubt grows with knowledge.
An unused life is an early death.
That I be not as those are who spend the day in complaining of headache and the night in drinking the wine which gives the headache!