There is a mortal breed most full of futility. In contempt of what is at hand, they strain into the future, hunting impossibilities on the wings of ineffectual hopes.
Even now I am full of hope, but the end lies in God.
Time, in the turning-over of days, works change for better or worse.
The test of any man lies in action.
Learn what you are, and be such.
Skills vary with the man. We must... strive by that which is born in us.
Success for the striver washes away the effort of striving.
Great deeds give choice of many tales. Choose a slight tale, enrich it large, and then let wise men listen.
The best of healers is good cheer.
A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.
Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised; and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.