Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.
I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.
By the time a man gets well into his seventies his continued existence is a mere miracle.
Wherever we are, it is but a stage on the way to somewhere else, and whatever we do, however well we do it, it is only a preparation to do something else that shall be different.
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Courage is the footstool of the Virtues, upon which they stand.
It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable, in retrospect.
The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things of life.
The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy.
A friend is a present you give to yourself.
Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
To avoid an occasion for our virtues is a worse degree of failure than to push forward pluckily and make a fall.
An aspiration is a joy forever, a possession as solid as a landed estate, a fortune which we can never exhaust and which gives us year by year a revenue of pleasurable activity.
There is no duty so much underrated as the duty of being happy.
The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.
To forget oneself is to be happy.
We live in an ascending scale when we live happily, one thing leading to another in an endless series.
The essence of love is kindness.