To be thrown upon one's own resources is to be cast into the very lap of fortune, for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible.
He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting.
One today is worth two tomorrows.