"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."
"Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is... the highway to success."
"Trees were so rare in that country, and they had to make such a hard fight to grow, that we used to feel anxious about them, and visit them as if they were persons. It must have been the scarcity of detail in that tawny landscape that made detail so precious."
"I have made plenty of enemies in my lifetime, but none has ever done me as much injury as I do myself."
"Loss of virtue in a female is irretrievable; that one false step involves her in endless ruin; that her reputation is no less brittle than it is beautiful; and that she cannot be too much guarded in her behaviour towards the undeserving of the other sex."
"You cannot be really first-rate at your work if your work is all you are."
"That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment."
"Read at least one book a month. This is self-serving, obviously. It's a proven fact that people who read buy more books than people who don't read. In truth, I wish you'd read ten books a month, or at least buy that many."
"Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped."
"I grow more intense as I age."
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