The first one gets the oyster the second gets the shell.
Perseverance is not a long race it is many short races one after another.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Everything you need you already have.
They that will not be counseled, cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason she will rap you on the knuckles.
There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken in account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.
Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The heights of great men reached and kept,
Were not obtained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept
Were toiling upward in the night.
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