Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together; that at length they may emerge, full-formed and majestic, into the delight of life, which they are thenceforth to rule.
If you follow reason far enough it always leads to conclusions that are contrary to reason.
None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
No person is important enough to make me angry.
People are lucky and unlucky not according to what they get absolutely, but according to the ratio between what they get and what they have been led to expect.
The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.
Show me the person you honor, for I know better by that the kind of person you are. For you show me what your idea of humanity is.
This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: the more they give, the more they possess.
It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly.
Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely, they would spin for ever on their axis, advancing nowhere.