''Procrastination is the thief of time.''
''Our birth is nothing but our death begun.''
''All men think all men mortal, but themselves.''
''Illustrious examples engross, prejudice, and intimidate. They engross our attention, and so prevent a due inspection of ourselves; they prejudice our judgment in favour of their abilities, and so lessen the sense of our own; and they intimidate us with the splendour of their renown, and thus under diffidence bury our strength.''