He that would govern others should first be the master of himself.
True dignity is never gained by place, and never lost when honors are withdrawn.
Be wise; soar not too high to fall; but stoop to rise.
Malice scorned, puts out itself; but argued, give a kind of credit to a false accusation.
To doubt is worse than to have lost; and to despair is but to antedate those miseries that must fall on us.
I had not to this time subsisted, but that I was supported by your frequent courtesies and favours.