Happy is the man who can endure the highest and lowest fortune. He who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity has deprived misfortune of its power.
There is nothing more miserable and foolish than anticipation.
Men trust their eyes rather than their ears; the road by precept is long and tedious, by example short and effectual.
My joy in learning is partly that it enables me to teach.
Economy is too late at the bottom of the purse.
Economy is in itself a great source of revenue.
It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor.
The foundation of the true joy is in the conscience.
He will be the slave of many masters who is his body’s slave.
It is the constant fault and inseparable evil quality of ambition, that it never looks behind it.