In life, as in chess, forethought wins.
The first duty to children is to make them happy, If you have not made them so, you have wronged them, No other good they may get can make up for that.
The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.
Self-laudation abounds among the unpolished, but nothing can stamp a man more sharply as ill-bred.
To make pleasures pleasant shorten them.
You must never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work body and soul.