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" Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them. "
" The pen is the tongue of the mind. "
" If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself. "
" He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world. "
" We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others. "
" Why harass with eternal purposes a mind to weak to grasp them? "
" We are free to yield to truth. "
" Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant. "
" You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all. "
" I strive to be brief but I become obscure. "
" What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye. "
" When things are steep, remember to stay level-headed. "
" Anger is a short madness. "
" Words will not fail when the matter is well considered. "
" Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor's wall is ablaze. "
" O imitators, you slavish herd! "
" To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it. "
" You must avoid sloth, that wicked siren. "
" A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune. "
" Don't think, just do. "
" Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance. "
" Leave the rest to the gods. "
" Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year? "
" Always keep your composure. You can't score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score. "
" Whatever advice you give, be short. "
" Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings. "
" Nothing's beautiful from every point of view. "
Point Of View
" A picture is a poem without words. "
" The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier crash; And the lightning strikes the highest mountain. "
" Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing. "
" Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow. "