One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
The wish for healing has always been half of health.
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
No man was ever wise by chance.
It is another's fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mine if I do not give. To find one thankful man, I will oblige a great many that are not so.
A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
Life's like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.
Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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