The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is
Each forward step we take we leave some phantom of ourselves behind.
We are more disturbed by a calamity which threatens us than by one which has befallen us.
When we have not the strength or the courage to grasp a new truth, we persuade ourselves that it is not a truth at all.
Dislike of another's opinions and beliefs neither justifies our own nor makes us more certain of them: and to transfer the repugnance to the person himself is a mark of a vulgar mind.
Those who believe in our ability do more than stimulate us. They create for us an atmosphere in which it becomes easier to succeed.
Be suspicious of your sincerity when you are the advocate of that upon which your livelihood depends.
If thy words are wise, they will not seem so to the foolish: if they are deep the shallow will not appreciate them. Think not highly of thyself, then, when thou art praised by many.
What we love to do we find time to do.
Education would be a divine thing, if it did nothing more than help us to think and love great thoughts instead of little thoughts.
Your faith is what you believe, not what you know.
Women are aristocrats, and it is always the mother who makes us feel that we belong to the better sort.
The able have no desire to appear to be so, and this is part of their ability.
The more we live with what we imagine others think of us, the less we live with truth.
If there were nothing else to trouble us, the fate of the flowers would make us sad.
Language should be pure, noble and graceful, as the body should be so: for both are vestures of the Soul.
They who see through the eyes of others are controlled by the will of others.
Make thyself perfect; others, happy.
They who can no longer unlearn have lost the power to learn.
The exercise of authority is odious, and they who know how to govern, leave it in abeyance as much as possible.
When we have attained success, we see how inferior it is to the hope, yearning and enthusiasm with which we started forth in life's morning.
To think of education as a means of preserving institutions however excellent, is to have a superficial notion of its end and purpose, which is to mould and fashion men who are more than institutions, who create, outgrow, and re-create them.
No sooner does a divine gift reveal itself in youth or maid than its market value becomes the decisive consideration, and the poor young creatures are offered for sale, as we might sell angels who had strayed among us.
We may outgrow the things of children, without acquiring sense and relish for those which become a man.
There are who mistake the spirit of pugnacity for the spirit of piety, and thus harbor a devil instead of an angel.
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