No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread.
A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself.
The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
Let thy fortune be what it will, 'tis thy mind alone that makes thee poor or rich, miserable or happy.
Melancholy can be overcome only by melancholy.
What a glut of books! Who can read them?
If you like not my writing, go read something else.
Be not solitary, be not idle
We can make mayors and officers every year, but not scholars.
No rule is so general, which admits not some exception.
Worldly wealth is the Devil's bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun.
To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.
Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.
[T]hou canst not think worse of me than I do of myself.
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