A good and faithful judge ever prefers the honorable to the expedient.
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
A host is like a general: calamities often reveal his genius.
A picture is a poem without words.
A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose; many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong.
A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one, and when too small, to pinch the feet. So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
A word once uttered can never be recalled.
A word, once sent abroad, flies irrevocably.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.
Always keep your composure. You can't score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score.
Anger is a short madness.
Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them.
Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.
Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.
Choose a subject equal to your abilities; think carefully what your shoulders may refuse, and what they are capable of bearing.
Clogged with yesterday's excess, the body drags the mind down with it.
Don't think, just do.
Every old poem is sacred.
Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.
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