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.
To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires.
Every person born into this world their work is born with them.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.