Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled by great ambitions.
A word that has been said may be unsaid – it is but air. But when a deed is done, it cannot be undone, nor can our thoughts reach out to all the mischiefs that may follow.
Kneeling in prayer, and not ashamed to pray, The tumult of the time disconsolate To inarticulate murmurs dies away, While the eternal ages watch and wait.
For his heart was in his work, and the heart Giveth grace unto every Art.
The star of the unconquered will, He rises in my breast, Serene, and resolute, and still, And calm, and self-possessed.
Enjoy the spring of love and youth, To some good angel leave the rest; For time will teach thee soon the truth, There are no birds in last year’s nest.
A thought often makes us hotter than a fire.
With many readers brilliancy of style passes for affluence of thought; they mistake buttercups in the grass for immeasurable mines of gold under ground.
If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it: Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.