At the close of the day when the hamlet is still, and mortals the sweets of forgetfulness prove, when naught but the torrent is heard on the hill, and naught but the nightingale’s song in the grove.
The effect of sailing is produced by a judicious arrangement of the sails to the direction of the wind.
Little Sparta is a garden in the traditional sense. It is perhaps not like other modern gardens, but I think that other times would have had no difficulty with it.
Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us.
Tomorrow let us do or die!
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.
Men are much oftener thrown on their knees by the melancholy than by the agreeable passions.
It’s the steady, quiet, plodding ones who win in the lifelong race.