Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
Anger: an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
A large part of mankind is angry not with the sins, but with the sinners.
Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.
The deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger.
All art is but imitation of nature.
If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail.
To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power.
All cruelty springs from weakness.
For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them
A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
It is quality rather than quantity that matters.
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last.
It is better of course to know useless things than to know nothing.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.
Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.