Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of – for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again.
An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An American is a person who does things because they haven’t been done before.
Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize. The one thing you can’t trade for your heart’s desire is your heart.
We must give lengthy deliberation to what has to be decided once and for all.
Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is the highway to success.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.
If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.