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" If a man's fortune does not fit him, it is like the shoe in the story; if too large it trips him up, if too small it pinches him. "
" Begin, be bold and venture to be wise. "
" Why harass with eternal purposes a mind to weak to grasp them? "
" It is a sweet and seemly thing to die for one's country. "
" Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow. "
" He has the deed half done who has made a beginning. "
" A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose; many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong. "
" We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others. "
" You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all. "
" The power of daring anything their fancy suggest, as always been conceded to the painter and the poet. "
" Every old poem is sacred. "
" Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work. "
" Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things. "
" It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement. "
" What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye. "
" We are free to yield to truth. "
" The foolish are like ripples on water, For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced; But the righteous are like carvings upon stone, For their smallest act is durable. "
" A host is like a general: calamities often reveal his genius. "
" Nothing's beautiful from every point of view. "
Point Of View
" 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. "
" Labor diligently to increase your property. "
" Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled. "
" Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment. "
" Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will cover up and conceal what is now shining in splendor. "
" The disgrace of others often keeps tender minds from vice. "
" Always keep your composure. You can't score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score. "
" If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself. "
" We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest. "
" Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year? "
" Whatever advice you give, be short. "
" It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure. "