Human prosperity never rests but
always craves more, till blown up
with pride it totters and
falls. From the opulent mansions
pointed at by all passers-by none
warns it away, none cries, "Let no
more riches enter!"
It is not the oath that makes us
believe the man, but the man the
There are times when fear is
good. It must keep its watchful
place at the heart's controls.
There's nothing certain in a man's
life except this:That he must lose
It is in the character of very few
men to honor without envy a friend
who has prospered.