If a farmer fills his barn with grain, he gets mice. If he leaves it empty, he gets actors.
Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.
The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.
A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.
To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone.
The half hour between waking and rising has all my life proved propitious to any task which was exercising my invention... It was always when I first opened my eyes that the desired ideas thronged upon me.
How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.
Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.
Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above: For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.