Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame – to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a hell.
Fate is not the ruler, but the servant of Providence.
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.
The easiest person to deceive is oneself.
He who distrusts the security of chance takes more pains to effect the safety which results from labor. To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says: “Leave no stone unturned.”
In science, ready by preference the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classics are always modern.
When one is in a good sound rage, it is astonishing how calm one can be.
Say what we will, we may be sure that ambition is an error. Its wear and tear on the heart are never recompensed.
That one vast thought of God which we call the world.
Business despatched is business well done, but business hurried is business ill done.