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.
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.
What we love to do we find time to do.
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.
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.
A gentleman does not appear to know more or to be more than those with whom he is thrown into company.
If thy friends tire of thee, remember that it is human to tire of everything.
The writers who accomplish most are those who compel thought on the highest and most profoundly interesting subjects.
If thou need money, get it in an honest way by keeping books, if thou wilt, but not by writing books.
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.
Be watchful lest thou lose the power of desiring and loving what appeals to the soul this is the miser's curse this the chain and ball the sensualist drags.
If we fail to interest, whether because we are dull and heavy, or because our hearers are so, we teach in vain.
What we think out for ourselves forms channels in which other thoughts will flow.
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