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.
The best life is that which makes the best of life.
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.
However bad a man, he will have some friends: however good, he will have some enemies.
What we know is to what we do not know, as a grain of sand is to the beach.
If silence is good for the wise, how much better is it for the foolish!
From the moment we expect gratitude, we forfeit it.
The best way to deceive a knave is to tell him the truth.
Hast thou fallen? Do not groan and lament: rather be thankful for the opportunity given thee to rise once more.
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.
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.
Men are willing to admit that they are sinners, but not that they are sinning.
Let not adversity oppress thee: be rather like unto the nail; the farther 'tis hammered, the firmer it holds.
As the paper though it entereth the press white, yet when it cometh forth black is eagerly sought to be perused; so do thou let thy life, though darkened by adversity, be made all the more useful to thy fellows.
Men's eyes are in their heads; women's, in their hearts.
The wise man hath his thoughts in his head; the fool, on his tongue.
Love has the face of a goddess, but the talons of a lion.
The danger from lightning is gone when the thunder is heard, and the worst is over when misfortune has arrived.
It needs as much generosity to take as to give.
Whether I shall be unfortunate depends also on others; whether I shall be unhappy depends only on myself.
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