A friend who stands with you in pressure is more valuable than a hundred ones who stand with you in pleasure.
The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man’s observation, not overturning it.
A man of genius is inexhaustible only in proportion as he is always renourishing his genius.
Nothing ages like laziness.
Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength.
We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows.
To be happy, you must learn to forget yourself.
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
Patience is the courage of the conqueror, the strength of man against destiny.
There is no policy like politeness; and a good manner is the best thing in the world either to get a good name, or to supply the want of it.
As the excitement of the game increases, prudence is sure to diminish.
A man’s ancestry is a positive property to him.