Never give way to melancholy; resist it steadily, for the habit will encroach.
No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm.
A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.
People are so overwhelmed with the prestige of their instruments that they consider their personal judgement of hardly any account.
More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.
Sex is like money; only too much is enough.
Diseases can be our spiritual flat tires - disruptions in our lives that seem to be disasters at the time, but end by redirecting our lives in a meaningful way.
Noble discontent is the path to heaven.
Fear is the dark room in which negatives are developed.
A promiscuous person is someone who is getting more sex than you are.
I am learning that if I just go on accepting the framework for life that others have given me, if I fail to make my own choices, the reason for my life will be missing. I will be unable to recognize that which I have the power to change.
A new idea is rarely born like Venus attended by graces. More commonly it's modeled of baling wire and acne. More commonly it wheezes and tips over.
The American arrives in Paris with a few French phrases he has culled from a conversational guide or picked up from a friend who owns a beret.
There are only three colors, ten digits, and seven notes; it's what we do with them that's important.
The learned is happy, nature to explore, the fool is happy, that he knows no more.
Nature is what you may do. There is much you may not do.
Nothing at all will be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
A true gentlemen is one who is never unintentionally rude.
To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It is easy to say no, even if saying no means death.
To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult of all.