"I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances."
"Confidence -- thrives only on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them, it cannot live."
"A bold heart is half the battle."
"For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth -- to know the worst and provide for it."
"A wise person does at once what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing, only at different times."
"Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds."