The magic of the tongue is the most dangerous of all spells.
One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.
Ambition has no risk.
If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.
Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
The prudent person may direct a state, but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it.