The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather in what he longs to attain.
Accursed ambition,
How dearly I have bought you.
Ambition is the sublest Beast of the Intellectual and Moral Field. It is wonderfully adroit in concealing itself from its owner.
Ambition can creep as well as soar.
The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not and never persist in trying to set people straight.
Kings stand more in need of the company of the intelligent than the intelligent do of the society of kings.
He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
Whatever advice you give, be short.
Advice is less necessary to the wise than to fools, but the wise derive the most advantage from it.
Advice is judged by results, not by intentions.