The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us - never cease to instruct - never cloy.
Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions.
The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little.
Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength.
Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live.
If we steal thoughts from the moderns, it will be cried down as plagiarism; if from the ancients, it will be cried up as erudition.
If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours.
To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author.
Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.
Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.
Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity, than straightforward and simple integrity in another.
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