Earnestness- Earnestness is the devotion of all the faculties- it is the cause of patience; gives endurance; overcomes pain; strengthens weakness; brave dangers; sustains hope; makes light of difficulties, and lessens the sense on weariness in overcoming them.
Egotism- Egotism is the identifying of that power that sees with the power of seeing.
Elegance- Elegance is something more than ease more than a freedom from awkwardness and restraint. It implies a decision, a polish, and a sparkling which is spirited, yet delicate.
Envy-envy is akin to admiration, and it is the admiration that the rich and powerful excite which secures the perpetuation of aristocracies.
Error- there are error which no wise man will treat with rudeness while there is a probability that they may be the refraction of some great truth still below the horizon.
Example- Example is the school of mankind, they will learn at no other.
Experience- Experience is the comb, which nature gives to men when they are bald.
Faith- Faith is a bird, that can see the light when it is dawn and starts singing In the dark.
Failure- Failure is often god's own tool for carving some of the finest outlines in the character of his children; and even in his life, bitter and crushing failures have often in them the germs of new and quite unimagined happiness.
Fame- fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.
Freedom- freedom is one of the most precious gifts that the heavens have bestowed in men, with it treasures locked in the earth and hidden in the depths of the sea are not compared.
Friendship- Friendship is constant in all other things, save in the office and affairs of love.
Genius- Genius is one present inspiration and ninety percent perspiration.
Gossip- Gossip is always a personal confession either of malice or imbecility.
Glamour- Glamour is what makes a man ask for your telephone number. But It also is what makes a woman ask for the name of your dress maker.
Gambling is a kind of tacit confession that those engaged therein do, in general exceed the bounds of their respective fortunes; and therefore they cast lots do determine on whom the ruin shall at present fall, that the rest may be saved a little longer.
Happiness- Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
Health- Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind; nor can the material senses bear reliable testimony on the subject of health.
Home- Home is the resort of love, of joy, of peace, and plenty, where supporting and supported, polished friends and dearest relative mingle into bliss.
Honour- Honour is most capricious in her rewards- she feeds us with air, and often pulls down our house to build our monument.
Hope- Hope is the dream of a man who is wide awake.
Humour- Humour is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.
Hypocrisy- Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue.
Justice- Justice is the machine that, when someone has given it a starting push, rolls on it itself.
Knowledge- Knowledge is like a deep well, fed by perennial springs, and your mind is the little bucket that you drop into it; you will get as much as you can assimilate.
Language- Language is the armoury of the human mind and it contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.
Life- Life is a synthesis of the opposites.
Logic- Logic: an instrument used for bolstering a prejudice.
Love- Love is like measles: you can get it only once and the later in life it occurs the tougher it gets.
Man- Man is a rope connecting animal and superman- a rope over a precipice. What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal.
Mind- the mind is like the stomach. It is not how much you put into in that counts, but how much it digests.