The longer one lives, the more one realizes that nothing is a dish for every day.
They who are all things to their neighbors cease to be anything to themselves.
To find a friend one must close one eye — to keep him, two.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living, which are to be desired when dying.
There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide.
Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty.
Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that he has merely opened a tavern for his friends.
The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship.
Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.