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Every man has within himself a continent of undiscovered character.
He is happy as well as great who needs neither to obey nor to command in order to be something.
Whatever cannot obey itself, is commanded. Such is the nature of living things.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.
Our energy is in proportion to the resistance we meet.
To be wiser than other men is to be honester than they; and strength of mind is only courage to see and speak the truth.
We survive in adversity and perish in ease and comfort.
Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life’s relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.
We are sure to judge wrong if we do not feel right.
Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought.
Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.
We are the creatures of imagination, passion, and self-will, more than of reason, or even of self-interest… Even in the common transactions and daily intercourse of life, we are governed by whim, caprice, prejudice or accident. The falling of a teacup puts us out of temper for the day.
The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.
Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others.
One truth discovered is immortal, and entitles its author to be so: for, like a new substance in nature, it cannot be destroyed.
The courage of truth is the first qualification for philosophic studies.
It is always in the midst, in the epicenter, of your troubles that you find serenity.
In general we must not wish for the disappearance of any of our troubles, but grace to transform them.
The winter’s frost must rend the burr of the nut before the fruit is seen. So adversity tempers the human heart, to discover its real worth.
What is rational is real, and what is real is rational.