We are what we think about all day long.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Only so much of life do I know as I have lived.
Great men or men of great gifts you shall easily find, but symmetrical men never.
Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.
Honor is venerable to us because it is no ephemera. It is always ancient virtue. We worship it to-day because it is not of to-day. We love it and pay it homage because it is not a trap for our love and homage, but is self-dependent, self-derived, and therefore of an old immaculate pedigree, even if shown in a young person.
Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste.