There is a mortal breed most full of futility. In contempt of what is at hand, they strain into the future, hunting impossibilities on the wings of ineffectual hopes.
Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised; and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality.
The best of healers is good cheer.
Great deeds give choice of many tales. Choose a slight tale, enrich it large, and then let wise men listen.
Success for the striver washes away the effort of striving.