Our income are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and trip.
Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live
Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.
Men spend their lives in anticipations,—in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other—it is our own. Past opportunities are gone,...
When you have nothing to say, say nothing.
Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease.
Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author.
No company is preferable to bad. We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.
The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame
Liberty will not descend to a people. A people must raisethemselves to liberty. It is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed.
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more.”True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
True friendhip is like sound health: the value of it is seldom know until it is lost.
La amistad puede convertirse en amor. El amor en amistad. . .nunca.
If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself ~ all that runs over will be yours.
Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.
Friendship often ends in love. But love in friendship; never.
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