Character is simply habit long continued.
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together yield themselves up when taken little by little.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
Someone praising a man for his foolhardy bravery, Cato, the elder, said, There is a wide difference between true courage and a mere contempt of life.
Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvied.
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
The whole life is but a point of time; let us enjoy it, therefore, while it lasts, and not spend it to no purpose.
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.
Not by lamentations and mournful chants ought we to celebrate the funeral of a good man, but by hymns, for in ceasing to be numbered with mortals he enters upon the heritage of a diviner life.
Rest is the sweet sauce of labor.