The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.
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Raphael paints wisdom; Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it.
The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
But most of us are apt to settle within ourselves that the man who blocks our way is odious, and not to mind causing him a little of the disgust which his personality excites in ourselves.
We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.
The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
Dying is a troublesome business: there is pain to be suffered, and it wrings one’s heart; but death is a splendid thing –a warfare accomplished, a beginning all over again, a triumph. You can always see that in their faces.
Loyalty is still the same, whether it win or lose the game; true as a dial to the sun, although it be not shined upon.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
The teacher reminded us that Romes liberties were not auctioned off in a day, but were bought slowly, gradually, furtively, little by little; first with a little corn and oil for the exceedingly poor and wretched, later with corn and oil for voters who were not quite so poor, later still with corn and oil for pretty much every man that had a vote to sellexactly our own history over again.