Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.
Ask not what tomorrow may bring, but count as blessing every day that fate allows you.
Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.
Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.
Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth. And set down as gain each day that Fortune grants.
He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful.
Choose a subject equal to your abilities; think carefully what your shoulders may refuse, and what they are capable of bearing.
He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.
He is armed without who is innocent within, be this thy screen, and this thy wall of brass.