To have a great man for an intimate friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it those who have fear it.
There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
In youth and beauty wisdom is but rare!
Yet taught by time my heart has learned to glow for other’s good and melt at other’s woe.
And what he greatly thought he nobly dared.
The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend as to find a friend worth dying for.
But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast for gentle ways are best and keep aloof from sharp contentions.
Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.