Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.
I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.
No matter how much you disagree with your kin, if you are a thoroughbred you will not discuss their shortcomings with the neighbors.
Buy on the rumor; sell on the news.
The palest ink is better than the best memory.
Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.
The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going.
Associate with well-mannered persons and your manners will improve. Run around with decent folk and your own decent instincts will be strengthened.
Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.
Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.