The easiest person to deceive is one's own self.
In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.
Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest, but the happiest are usually the best.
What ever our wandering our happiness will always be found within a narrow compass, and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach.
Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.
What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.
You speak As one who fed on poetry.
Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets.
Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.
What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose.
Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.
Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
Fate laughs at probabilities.
In the lexicon of youth, which fate reserves For a bright manhood, there is no such word As fail.