The secret of getting things done is to act!
From a little spark may burst a flame.
Beauty awakens the soul to act.
Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.
In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.
Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.
Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories, and still your eyes are on the ground.
A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.
All hope abandon, ye who enter here!
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows.
Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
Remember tonight... for it is the beginning of always.
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.
Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild.
If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.
You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man's bread, and how hard is the way up and down another man's stairs.
O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!
The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.