Affliction, like the iron-smith, shapes as it smites.
Wine is a treacherous friend who you must always be on guard for.
Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism
The great artist is a slave to his ideals.
Category: Arts And Artists
The beauty seen, is partly in him who sees it.
Every trait of beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, or heroism. St. Pierre To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the divine goodness.
Formerly when great fortunes were only made in war, war was business; but now when great fortunes are only made by business: Business is war!
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
The cheerful live longest in years, and afterwards in our regards. Cheerfulness is the off-shoot of goodness.
Many children, many cares; no children, no felicity.
It is our relation to circumstances that determine their influence over us. The same wind that blows one ship into port may blow another off shore.
Self-distrust is the cause of most of our failure. In the assurance of strength there is strength, and, they are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their powers.
What we call conscience in many instances, is only a wholesome fear of the law.
Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.
The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it.
For cowards the road of desertion should be left open; they will carry over to the enemy nothing, but their fears.
Category: Coward And Cowardice