What is reading, but silent conversation.
I strove with none; for none was worth my strife.
No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable.
A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.
I warmed both hands before the fire of life; It sinks, and I am ready to depart.
My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss them.
Consult duty not events.
The writing of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.
Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature. Never is life so low or so little as when occupied with the present.
Wrong is but falsehood put in practice.
People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
Great men always pay deference to greater.