Friends are an aid to the young, to guard them from error;
to the elderly, to attend to their wants and to supplement their failing power of action; to those in the prime of life, to assist them to noble deeds.
Man is a goal seeking animal.
His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
Since the things we do determine the character of life, no blessed person can become unhappy.
For he will never do those things which are hateful and petty.
The best way to teach morality is to make it a habit with children.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.