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.
Those who believe in our ability do more than stimulate us. They create for us an atmosphere in which it becomes easier to succeed.
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.
We are more disturbed by a calamity which threatens us than by one which has befallen us.
What we love to do we find time to do.
The able have no desire to appear to be so, and this is part of their ability.
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 more we live with what we imagine others think of us, the less we live with truth.
Education would be a divine thing, if it did nothing more than help us to think and love great thoughts instead of little thoughts.
If there were nothing else to trouble us, the fate of the flowers would make us sad.
States of soul rightly expressed, as the poet expresses them in moments of pure inspiration, retain forever the power of creating like states. It is this that makes genuine literature a vital force.
A hobby is the result of a distorted view of things. It is putting a planet in the place of a sun.
As children must have the hooping cough, the college youth must pass through the stage of conceit in which he holds in slight esteem the wisdom of the best.
If our opinions rest upon solid ground, those who attack them do not make us angry, but themselves ridiculous.
Exercise of body and exercise of mind are supplementary, and both may be made recreative and educative.
We shrink from the contemplation of our dead bodies, forgetting that when dead they are no longer ours, and concern us as little as the hairs that have fallen from our heads.
To think profoundly, to seek and speak truth, to love justice and denounce wrong is to draw upon one's self the ill will of many.
Folly will run its course and it is the part of wisdom not to take it too seriously.
The power of free will is developed and confirmed by increasing the number of worthy motives which influence conduct.
It is difficult to be sure of our friends, but it is possible to be certain of our loyalty to them.
We are made ridiculous less by our defects than by the affectation of qualities which are not ours.
The highest strength is acquired not in overcoming the world, but in overcoming one's self. Learn to be cruel to thyself, to withstand thy appetites, to bear thy sufferings, and thou shalt become free and able.
The lover of education labors first of all to educate himself.
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