Quotations by Author


A mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled.

Character is simply habit long continued.

Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.

Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.

In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.

Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.

Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large.

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.