..............with Robert Louis Stevenson:
Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but principally by catchwords; and the little rift between the sexes is astonishingly widened by simply teaching one set of catchwords to the girls and another to the boys.
I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.
A good conscience is eight parts of courage.
To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive
Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail, in good spirits
Every heart that has beat strong and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.