Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.
Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.
Genius does what it must, talent does what it can.
We may fail of our happiness, strive we ever so bravely; but we are less likely to fail if we measure with judgment our chances and our capabilities.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Those who love a cause are those who love the life which has to be led in order to serve it.
When I eventually met Mr. Right I had no idea that his first name was Always.
The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is.
Nature arms each man with some faculty which enables him to do easily some feat impossible to any other.
He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.
Somehow we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be; custom will soon render it easy and agreeable.
If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants, lives so as to give a meaning and a value to his own life.
Only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road.
Follow your bliss. Find where it is and don't be afraid to follow it.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
Your readiest desire is your path to joy ... even if it destroys you.