All action is of the mind and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index the eyes.
Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.
As the old proverb says 'Like readily consorts with like'.
He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.
He removes the greatest ornament of friendship, who takes away from it respect.
I will go further, and assert that nature without culture can often do more to deserve praise than culture without nature.
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body.
It is a great thing to know our vices.