Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
Incredulity robs us of many pleasures, and gives us nothing in return.
It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of man is tested.
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.
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.
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
The only faith that wears well and holds its color in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction and set with the sharp mordant of experience.