The greatest mistake is to imagine that we never err.
Experience takes dreadfully high school wages, but he teaches like no other.
Know what thou canst work at, and work at it like a Hercules.
Men’s hearts ought not be set against one another, but set with one another, and all against evil only.
No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offense.
They wrong man greatly who say he is to be seduced by ease. Difficulty, abnegation, martyrdom, death are the allurements that act on the heart of man.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can.
Everywhere in life the true question is, not what we have gained, but what we do.
There are but two ways of paying debt – increase of industry in raising income, increase of thrift in laying out.
The aristocracy of feudal parchment has passed away with a mighty rushing, and now, by a natural course, we arrive at aristocracy of the money-bag.