I cannot live without books.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
When we see ourselves in a situation which must be endured and gone through, it is best to meet it with firmness, and accommodate everything to it in the best way practicable. This lessens the evil, while fretting and fuming only increase your own torments.
I succeed him; no one could replace him.
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Happiness is not being pained in body, or troubled in mind.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits.
Happiness is not being pained in body nor troubled in mind.
It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, which give happiness.
I steer my bark with hope in my heart, leaving fear astern.
The sun - my almighty physician.
The people are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
If a due participation of office is a matter of right, how are vacancies to be obtained? Those by death are few; by resignation, none.
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.
The hole and the patch should be commensurate.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
War is as much a punishment to the punisher as to the sufferer.