It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.