What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to an human soul.
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- A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body; it preserves constant ease and serenity within us; and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions which can befall us from without.
- The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
- A perfect tragedy is the noblest production of human nature.
- There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty.
- What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
- Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.