Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.
Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace.
The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.
Our best thoughts come from others.
The best effort of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
Beauty without expression is boring.
Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.
As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.
Every artist was first an amateur.
In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
Pictures must not be too picturesque.
All diseases run into one, old age.
Each age, it is found, must write its own books or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
God said, I am tired of kings, I suffer them no more;
Up to my ear the morning brings The outrage of the poor.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
As soon as there is life there is danger.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else; and for everything you gain, you lose something.
Solitude, the safeguard of mediocrity, is to genius the stern friend.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.
Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.
The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.
We are wiser than we know.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself.
Life is a progress, and not a station.
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.