It is not likely that posterity will fall in love with us, but not impossible that it may respect or sympathize; so a man would rather leave behind him the portrait of his spirit than a portrait of his face.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.
We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.
To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life.
You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.
I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.
Wine is bottled poetry.
You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.
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