The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach.
Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of a waking man.
In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain.
Home is where the heart is.
Nothing is so unequal as equality.
An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
As land is improved by sowing it with various seeds, so is the mind by exercising it with different studies.
Envy always implies conscious inferiority wherever it resides.
From the end spring new beginnings.
Nature is to be found in her entirety nowhere more than in her smallest creatures.
The best kind of wine is that which is most pleasant to him who drinks it.
In wine, there's truth.
Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen.
No one is wise at all times.
Better do nothing than do ill.
Most men are afraid of a bad name, but few fear their consciences.
There is no book so bad that some good can not be got out of it.
Hope is a working-man's dream.
True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written, and writing what deserves to be read.
Accustom yourself to master and overcome things of difficulty; for if you observe, the left hand for want of practice is insignificant, and not adapted to general business; yet it holds the bridle better than the right, from constant use.
The only certainty is uncertainty
The best plan is to profit by the folly of others.
How many things... are looked upon as quite impossible until they have been actually effected?
Indeed, what is there that does not appear marvelous when it comes to our knowledge for the first time? How many things, too, are looked up on as quite impossible until they have been actually effected?
We neglect those things which are under our very eyes, and heedless of things within our grasp, pursue those which are afar off.
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