One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it.
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
Be it jewel or toy, not the prize gives the joy, but the striving to win the prize.
Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.
The pen is mightier than the sword.
In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
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