The obscurest epoch is to-day.
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
Once you are married, there is nothing for you, not even suicide, but to be good.
There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life.
There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.
Pieces of eight! pieces of eight! pieces of eight!
All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.
It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
When it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down, I shall do so with thankfulness and fatigue, and whatever be my destiny afterward, I shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honour. It is human at least, if not divine.