It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity.
Let each man pass his days in that wherein his skill is greatest.
They succeed, because they think they can.
It is the nurse that the child first hears, and her words that he will first attempt to imitate.
It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.
He has the deed half done who has made a beginning.
Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.
In our leisure we reveal what kind of people we are.
What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless.
Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.