Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.
One who imitates what is bad always goes beyond his model; while one who imitates what is good always comes up short of it.
Ambition is not in itself an evil; nor is he to be condemned whose spirit prompts him to seek fame by worthy and honourable ways.
It is a great matter to be in authority over others; for authority, if it be rightly used, will make you feared beyond your actual resources.
The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident.
I know no man who feels deeper disgust than I do at the ambition, avarice, and profligacy of the priesthood, as well because every one of these vices is odious in itself, as because each of them separately and all of them together are utterly abhorrent in men making profession of a life dedicated to God.