To appreciate and use correctly a valuable maxim requires a genius; a vital appropriating exercise of mind closely allied to that which first created it.
False eloquence is exaggeration; true eloquence is emphasis.
Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond fields of the mind.
After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul's indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.
Even pearls are dark before the whiteness of his teeth.
The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire.
What is the highest secret to victory and peace? To will what God wills, and strike a league with destiny.
Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason.