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.
It is a true saying that 'One falsehood leads easily to another'.
A happy life consists in tranquillity of mind.
A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age.
A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation.
Advice is judged by results, not by intentions.
All action is of the mind and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index the eyes.