There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates.
Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts.
Free enterprise is not a bad idea and has produced art.
In the ocean of baseness, the deeper we get, the easier the sinking.
Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
The surest plan to make a man is, think him so.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him.
The fundament upon which all our knowledge and learning rests is the inexplicable.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.