All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgments of probabilities, and not on certainties.
When blocked or defeated in an enterprise I had much at heart, I always turned immediately to another field of work where progress looked possible, biding my time for a chance to resume the obstructed road.
In some small field each child should attain, within the limited range of its experience and observation, the power to draw a justly limited inference from observed facts.
I recognize but one mental acquisition as a necessary part of the education of a lady or gentlemen, namely, an accurate and refined use of the mother tongue.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.