Every noble work is at first impossible.
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith.
Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom.
Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.
Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.
Necessity dispenseth with decorum.
The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.
In every phenomenon the beginning remains always the most notable moment.
Good breeding differs, if at all, from high breeding only as it gracefully remembers the rights of others, rather than gracefully insists on its own rights.
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world.
I don't like to talk much with people who always agree with me. It is amusing to coquette with an echo for a little while, but one soon tires of it.
Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things.
It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale.
Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come.
Endurance is patience concentrated.