To be faithful to your instincts and the impulses that carry you in the direction of the excellence you most desire and value ... surely that is to lead the noble life.
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problem of contentment.
I am quite sure that no friendship yields its true pleasure and nobility of nature without frequent communication, sympathy and service.