Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person’s mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.
However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure.
Love gives itself; it is not bought.
Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.
Youth comes but once in a lifetime.
Something attempted, something done, Has earned a nights repose.
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.
Talk not of wasted affection – affection never was wasted.
The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.