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.
As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape.
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 have no sympathy with those who are controlled by ideas and passions which we neither understand nor feel. Thus they who live to satisfy the appetites do not believe it possible to live in and for the soul.
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.
Those who believe in our ability do more than stimulate us. They create for us an atmosphere in which it becomes easier to succeed.
Your faith is what you believe, not what you know.
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.
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.
Women are aristocrats, and it is always the mother who makes us feel that we belong to the better sort.
If there were nothing else to trouble us, the fate of the flowers would make us sad.
The more we live with what we imagine others think of us, the less we live with truth.
The able have no desire to appear to be so, and this is part of their ability.
When guests enter the room their entertainers rise to receive them; and in all meetings men should ascend into their higher selves, imparting to one another only the best they know and love.
There are few things it is more important to learn than how to live on little and be therewith content: for the less we need what is without, the more leisure have we to live within.
There are faults which show heart and win hearts, while the virtue in which there is no love, repels.
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.
The aim of education is to strengthen and multiply the powers and activities of the mind rather than to increase its possessions.
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.
A gentleman does not appear to know more or to be more than those with whom he is thrown into company.
Culture makes the whole world our dwelling place; our palace in which we take our ease and find ourselves at one with all things.
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