Every country-or at least every country that is fit for habitation-has its own rivers; and every river has its own quality; and it is the part of wisdom to know and love as many as you can, seeing each in the fairest possible light, and receiving from each the best that it has to give.
Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
No amount of energy will take the place of thought. A strenuous life with its eyes shut is a kind of wild insanity.
We are all swimmers in God’s mighty sea.
There is no conflict between the Old and the New; the conflict is between the False and the True.
If only the best birds sang, the forest would be silent.
Modest egotism is the salt of conversation; you do not want too much of it, but if it is altogether omitted, everything tastes flat.
You can never begin to live until you dare to die.
Courage is the standing army of the soul which keeps it from conquest, pillage, and slavery.
Life is an arrow, therefore you must know What mark to aim at, how to use the bow– Then draw it to the head and let it go!
What is Fortune, what is Fame? Futile gold and phantom name. Riches buried in a cave, Glory written on a grave.
What is Friendship? Something deep That the heart can spend and keep: Wealth that greatens while we give, Praise that heartens us to live.