When an end is lawful and obligatory, the indispensable means to it are also lawful and obligatory.
If you put out your hands, you are a laborer; if you put out your hands and mind, you are a craftsperson; if you put out your hands, mind, heart and soul, you are an artist.
The world can be changed by man's endeavor, and that this endeavor can lead to something new and better. No man can sever the bonds that unite him to his society simply by averting his eyes.
Few things are impossible in themselves; and it is often for want of will, rather than of means, that man fails to succeed.
Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation; the two keep in their downward tendency.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
This is courage in a man: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.