What we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens.
Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him.
There is no waste of time in life like that of making explanations.
As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life.
We make our fortunes and we call them fate.
He has not a single redeeming defect.
Frank and explicit--that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and confuse the minds of others.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
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Genius, when young, is divine.
Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.
A great person is one who affects the mind of their generation.
Man is only truly great when he acts from his passions.
Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.
The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.