To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.
We can't have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.
Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good.
Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.
The things that we love tell us what we are.
If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
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