True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written in writing what deserves to be read and in so living as to make the world happier for our living in it.
Indeed, what is there that does not appear marvelous when it comes to our knowledge for the first time How many things, too, are looked upon as quite impossible until they have been actually effected
With man, most of his misfortunes are occasioned by man.
In wine, there's truth.
Truth comes out in wine.
Such is the audacity of man, that he hath learned to counterfeit Nature, yea, and is so bold as to challenge her in her work.
Man is the only one that knows nothing, that can learn nothing without being taught. He can neither speak nor walk nor eat, and in short he can do nothing at the prompting of nature only, but weep.
From the end spring new beginnings.
Home is where the heart is.
Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of a waking man.
No mortal man, moreover is wise at all moments.
It is far from easy to determine whether she has proved to man a kind parent or a merciless stepmother.
Man alone at the very moment of his birth, cast naked upon the naked earth, does she abandon to cries and lamentations.
To laugh, if but for an instant only, has never been granted to man before the fortieth day from his birth, and then it is looked upon as a miracle of precocity.
It has been observed that the height of a man from the crown of the head to the sole of the foot is equal to the distance between the tips of the middle fingers of the two hands when extended in a straight line.