The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is
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.
Each forward step we take we leave some phantom of ourselves behind.
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.
Be suspicious of your sincerity when you are the advocate of that upon which your livelihood depends.
Those who believe in our ability do more than stimulate us. They create for us an atmosphere in which it becomes easier to succeed.
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.
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.
Education would be a divine thing, if it did nothing more than help us to think and love great thoughts instead of little thoughts.
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.
If there were nothing else to trouble us, the fate of the flowers would make us sad.
They who see through the eyes of others are controlled by the will of others.
The exercise of authority is odious, and they who know how to govern, leave it in abeyance as much as possible.
Language should be pure, noble and graceful, as the body should be so: for both are vestures of the Soul.
There are faults which show heart and win hearts, while the virtue in which there is no love, repels.
A Wise man knows that much of what he says and does is commonplace and trivial. His thoughts are not all solemn and sacred in his own eyes. He is able to laugh at himself and is not offended when others make him a subject whereon to exercise their wit.
Few know the joys that spring from a disinterested curiosity. It is like a cheerful spirit that leads us through worlds filled with what is true and fair, which we admire and love because it is true and fair.
The fields and the flowers and the beautiful faces are not ours, as the stars and the hills and the sunlight are not ours, but they give us fresh and happy thoughts.
The world is a mirror into which we look, and see our own image.
If we attempt to sink the soul in matter, its light is quenched.
The teacher does best, not when he explains, but when he impels his pupils to seek themselves the explanation.
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