Jealousy lives upon doubts, it becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never.
Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.