Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.
The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.
Action makes more fortune than caution
Our actions are neither so good nor so evil as our impulses
Generosity gives assistance, rather than advice.
It is easy to criticize an author, but difficult to appreciate him
Patience is the art of hoping.
We are so presumptuous that we think we can separate our personal interest from that of humanity, and slander mankind without compromising ourselves
To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.
We discover in others what others hide from us, and we recognize in others what we hide from ourselves.
The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.
Habit is everything, even in love.
Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.
Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit; few people are modest enough not to take offence that one appreciates them.
We should expect the best and the worst of mankind, as from the weather.