Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it a charm.

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.

Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.

In later life, as in earlier, only a few persons influence the formation of our character; the multitude pass us by like a distant army. One friend, one teacher, one beloved, one club, one dining table, one work table are the means by which one's nation and the spirit of one's nation affect the individual.

Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter.

It is not the end of joy that makes old age so sad, but the end of hope.

The gaurdian angels of life sometimes fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us.

There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.

Cheerfulness is the atmosphere in which all things thrive.

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in life.

Flowers never emit so sweet and strong a fragrance as before a storm. When a storm approaches thee, be as fragrant as a sweet-smelling flower.

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations.

The cultural heritage is what sets us apart. It's present in every boat here.

One of the purposes of being out here is to slow these guys down while people are working in construction zones.

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.