He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.
We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.
Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person.
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
Strange – is it not? That of the myriads who Before us passed the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the road Which to discover we must travel too.
It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.
He has the deed half done who has made a beginning.
Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.
Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it; a mistress, if thou knowest not.