Manners give the whole form and colour to our lives.—Burke
Silence, when nothing need be said, is the eloquence of discretion. —Bovee
By patience and perseverance the mulberry leaf becomes silk. —Chinese Proverb
He who is firm in will moulds the world to himself. —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Speak clearly if you speak at all,
Carve every word before you let it fall.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes
The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices
Make instruments to plague us.
Let every action tend to some point, and be perfect of its kind. —Marcus Aurelius
We cannot look, however imperfectly, upon a great man without gaining something by him. —Thomas Carlyle
Every duty which is bidden to wait returns with seven fresh duties at its back. —C. Kingsley
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows where it will end. —Emerson