If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.
Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us.
Half the vices which the world condemns most loudly have seeds of good in them and require moderate use rather than total abstinence.
No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.
If you do not wish a man to do a thing, you had better get him to talk about it; for the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else.
Look before you leap for as you sow, ye are like to reap.
Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.