Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.
Death is the cure for all diseases.
We carry within us the wonders we seek without us.
Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living.
Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good.
All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.
Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.
Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.
As reason is a rebel to faith, so passion is a rebel to reason.
Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave.
Charity But how shall we expect charity towards others, when we are uncharitable to ourselves? Charity begins at home, is the voice of the world; yet is every man his greatest enemy, and, as it were, his own executioner.
It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many million faces, there should be none alike.
Though it be in the power of the weakest arm to take away life, it is not in the strongest to deprive us of death.
Forcible ways make not an end of evil, but leave hatred and malice behind them.
There are mystically in our faces certain characters which carry in them the motto of our souls, wherein he that cannot read A, B, C may read our natures.
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