Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Time wounds all heels.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.