"In civil business, what first? Boldness. What's second and third? Boldness."
"In the long run, men hit only what they aim at."
"We see things not as they are, but as we are."
"The wisest mind has something yet to learn."
"It is never too late to be what you might have been." -- George Eliot
"Whenever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together."