The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
A home without books is a body without soul.
Take from a man his reputation for probity, and the more shrewd and clever he is, the more hated and mistrusted he becomes.
Nothing stands out so conspicuously, or remains so firmly fixed in the memory, as something which you have blundered.
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Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.