If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.
True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
If you wished to be loved, love.
We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.