"Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked."

"Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us; ordinary men gain much."

"People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend."

"Great men always pay deference to greater."

"Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age."