A friend may be nature’s most magnificent creation.
The sky is less grand as it shuts down over less worth in the population.
The reward of a thing well done is having done it.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us.
A field cannot well be seen from within the field.
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
A woman should always challenge our respect, and never move our compassion.
Like bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give.
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
The wonder is always new that any sane man can be a sailor.
Everything runs to excess; every good quality is noxious if unmixed
Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.
As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.
Harmony of aim, not identity of conclusion, is the secret of sympathetic life
I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I am not afraid of falling into my inkpot.
‘Tis the old secret of the gods that they come in low disguises.
The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.