If you do not wish a man to do a thing, you had better get him to talk about it; for the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else.
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can.
The only happiness a brave person ever troubles themselves in asking about, is happiness enough to get their work done.
Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.
Necessity dispenseth with decorum.
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.