We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed! What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired?
To keep oneself safe does not mean to bury oneself.
Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.
Let us be brave in the face of adversity.
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
What you think about yourself is much more important than what others think of you.
If you wish to fear nothing, consider that everything is to be feared.
If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him.
You can end love more easily than you can moderate it.
For the great benefits of our being- our life, health, and reason-we look upon ourselves.
The courts of kings are full of people, but empty of friends.
Failure changes for the better, success for the worse.
Nothing is our except time.
No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.
There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.
It is wrong not to give a hand to the fallen. This right is common to the whole human race.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
No one is better born than another, unless they are born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition.
True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing.
When in fear, it is safest to force the attack.
It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and prefer things in measure to things in excess.
All art is an imitation of nature.
There's some end at last for the man who follows a path; mere rambling is interminable.
Malice drinks one-half of its own poison.
Add each day something to fortify you against poverty and death.
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