The arctic loneliness of age.
~ S. Weir Mitchell
Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.
God has entrusted me with myself.
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
Do you know that disease and death must needs overtake us, no matter what we are doing?... what do you wish to be doing when it overtakes you?... If you have anything better to be doing when you are so overtaken, get to work on that.
Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.