I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad.
The spiritual is the parent of the practical.
A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune’s inequality exhibits under this sun.
Affliction’s sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!
He missed an invaluable opportunity to hold his tongue.
It’s like breathing in and out to me. It’s like having a conversation with someone who isn’t there. Because it has to be addressed to somebody – not a particular person, or very rarely.
A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.
A man doesn’t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.