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"There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change."
"Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold."
"Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent."
"A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger."
"The man who knows when not to act is wise. To my mind, bravery is forethought."
"This is courage in a man: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends."
"No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow."
"Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings."
"A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today--and in fact we have forgotten."