He wins every hand who mingles profit with pleasure.
The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.
Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.
I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when
There is a measure in everything. There are fixed limits beyond which and short of which right cannot find a resting place.
Prefer loss to the wealth of dishonest gain; the former vexes you for a time; the latter will bring you lasting remorse.
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.
He who spares the wicked injures the good.
In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.