It is never too late to be what you might have been.
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
'Tis God gives skill, but not without men's hands: he could not make Antonio Stradivarius violins without Antonio.
Life is measured by the rapidity of change, the succession of influences that modify the being.
Any coward can fight a battle when he's sure of winning.
The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
Decide on what you think is right, and stick to it.
Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.
The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.
Hatred is like fire-it makes even light rubbish deadly.
Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.
Animals are such agreeable friends- they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will have it if they cannot find it.
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
In the multitude of middle-aged men who go about their vocations in a daily course determined for them much in the same way as they tie their cravats, there is always a good number who once meant to shape their own deeds and alter the world a little.
The first condition of human goodness is something to love; the second, something to revere.
'Tis what I love determines how I love.
A woman's hopes are woven of sunbeams; a shadow annihilates them.