Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
Duty has a trick of behaving unexpectedly -- something like a heavy friend whom we have amiably asked to visit us, and who breaks his leg within our gates.
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
It is a common sentence that knowledge is power; but who hath duly considered or set forth the power of ignorance? Knowledge slowly builds up what ignorance in an hour pulls down.
In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.