The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best of hearts.
Sir, money, money, the most charming of all things: money, which will say more in one moment than the most elegant lover can in years. Perhaps you will say a man is not young; I answer he is rich. He is not genteel, handsome, witty, brave, good-humored, but he is rich, rich, rich, rich, rich—that one word contradicts everything you can say against him.
Topics: Money, Riches
He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported with the latter.
Topics: Perseverance, Adversity, Character
However exquisitely human nature may have been described by writers, the true practical system can be learned only in the world.
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