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English essayist (1771 - 1845)
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.
He not only overflowed with learning, he stood in the slop.
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.
Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
It is always right that a man should be able to render a reason for the faith that is within him.