When all else is lost, the future still remains.
Our first and last love is - self-love.
Successful minds work like a gimlet, - to a single point.
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities..
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.
Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism; and excessive sensibility is only another name for morbid self-consciousness. The cure for tender sensibilities is to make more of our objects and less of our selves.
Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.
In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it.
We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.
The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor.
Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.
The body of a sensualist is the coffin of a dead soul.
Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.
Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination.
Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised.
A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it.
The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it.