The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
Knowledge is power.
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul.
Small amounts of philosophy lead to atheism, but larger amounts bring us back to God.
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out.
Certainly, in taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy, but in passing it over, he is superior; for it is a prince's part to pardon.
Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses.
Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.