Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful
Only those who have to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily
The great happiness of life, I find, after all, to consist in the regular discharge of some mechanical duty
Genuine morality is preserved only in the school of adversity a state of continuous prosperity may easily prove a quick sand to virtue
Disappointments are to the soul what the thunder-storm is to the air
The zeal of friends it is that knocks me down, and not the hate of enemies
The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.