As there is a use in medicine for poisons, so the world cannot move without rogues.
The virtues of society are vices of the saint. The terror of reform is the discovery that we must cast away our virtues, or what we have always esteemed such, into the same pit that has consumed our grosser vices.
The virtue in most request is conformity.
The less a man thinks or knows about his virtues, the better we like him.
A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
The only reward of virtue is virtue.
Weed -- a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
Commerce is of trivial import; love, faith, truth of character, the aspiration of man, these are sacred.
Hitch your wagon to a star. Let us not fag in paltry works which serve our pot and bag alone.
A man's style is his mind's voice. Wooden minds, wooden voices.
Want is a growing giant whom the coat of Have was never large enough to cover.
The triumphs of peace have been in some proximity to war. Whilst the hand was still familiar with the sword-hilt, whilst the habits of the camp were still visible in the port and complexion of the gentleman, his intellectual power culminated; the compression and tension of these stern conditions is a training for the finest and softest arts, and can rarely be compensated in tranquil times, except by some analogous vigor drawn from occupations as hardy as war.
Category: War And Peace
Our strength grows out of our weakness.
Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.
The first wealth is health.