It is not manly to turn one's back on fortune.
A man's as miserable as he thinks he is.
There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
There is nothing so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it in expecting evil before it arrives?
Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That's why it satisfies nobody.
The conditions of conquest are always easy. We have but to toil awhile, endure awhile, believe always, and never turn back.