The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.
He who is brave is free.
No man ever became wise by chance.
Luck is preparation multiplied by opportunity.
A friend always loves, but he who loves is not always a friend.
The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable.
The point is, not how long you live, but how nobly you live.
Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.
True joy is a serene and sober motion; and they are miserably out so that take laughing for rejoicing; the seat of it is within, and there is no cheerfulness like the resolutions of a brave mind.
No evil is without its compensation. The less money, the less trouble; the less favor, the less envy. Even in those cases which put us out of wits, it is not the loss itself, but the estimate of the loss that troubles us.
If you live according to nature, you never will be poor; if according to the world’s caprice, you will never be rich.