Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
That which costs little is less valued.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.