For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
To go through life without love is to travel through the world in a carriage with closed windows.
Few can tell what they know without also showing what they do not know.
The furnace which melts gold, also hardens clay. Before blaming thy fate, therefore, find whether thou art gold or clay.
Men are willing to admit that they are sinners, but not that they are sinning.
If silence is good for the wise, how much better is it for the foolish!
Love is not like the echo, which returneth only what is given; but, rather, like the pump, which returneth by the pail what it received by the pint.
As the sea is beautiful not only in calm but also in storm, so is happiness found not only in peace but also in strife.
The small charity that comes from the heart is better than the great charity that comes from the head.
What we know is to what we do not know, as a grain of sand is to the beach.
If you must hate a man for the many things about which you disagree, remember that you should also love him for the many things about which you agree.
From the moment we expect gratitude, we forfeit it.
However bad a man, he will have some friends: however good, he will have some enemies.
How adversity doth ope the eye! A moon can be seen by day as well as by night; but, to see the stars, you must be in darkness.
Solve the problem of life? Live, and you solve it.
Men's eyes are in their heads; women's, in their hearts.
The greatest pleasures of love are inseparable from its greatest pains: Love has the face of a goddess, but the talons of a lion.
For misdirected love, the attainment of its object is, indeed, the best cure; but it cures as the guillotine cures headache.
The best way to deceive a knave is to tell him the truth.
The best life is that which makes the best of life.
We are not men, but promises of men.
Of the future, man knows least; yet, about this, he worries most.
As long as I fear my weakness, I am stronger than when I trust my strength.
Better to deserve praise without having it, than to have it without deserving it.
Our comforts come from God; our sorrows, from ourselves.
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