Charity But how shall we expect charity towards others, when we are uncharitable to ourselves? Charity begins at home, is the voice of the world; yet is every man his greatest enemy, and, as it were, his own executioner.

Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.

Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.

Where life is more terrible than death it is then the truest valor to dare to live.

To believe only possibilities is not faith, but mere philosophy.

Be charitable before wealth makes you covetous.

There is surely a piece of divinity in us something that was before the elements and owes no homage unto the sun.

Life is a pure flame and we live by an invisible sun within us.

Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.

Men live by intervals of reason under the sovereignty of humor and passion.

Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave.

As reason is a rebel to faith, so passion is a rebel to reason.

Be substantially great in thyself and more than thou appearest unto others.

Death is the cure for all diseases.

It is we that are blind, not fortune.

Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living.

Though it be in the power of the weakest arm to take away life, it is not in the strongest to deprive us of death.

We carry with us the wonders we seek without us.

Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good.

Forcible ways make not an end of evil, but leave hatred and malice behind them.

It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many million faces, there should be none alike.

There are mystically in our faces certain characters which carry in them the motto of our souls, wherein he that cannot read A, B, C may read our natures.

A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender.

All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.

We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases.