It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.
To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power.
If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail.
There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.
The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man... It is more powerful than external circumstances.
Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.
The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.
When we are well, we all have good advice for those who are ill.
Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.
Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.
God is the universal substance in existing things. He comprises all things. He is the fountain of all being. In Him exists everything that is.
Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.
That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather an ambition than a bounty.
What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.