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.
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.
The able have no desire to appear to be so, and this is part of their ability.
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.
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.
It is the expensiveness of our pleasures that makes the world poor and keeps us poor in ourselves. If we could but learn to find enjoyment in the things of the mind, the economic problems would solve themselves.
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.
There is some lack either of sense or of character in one who becomes involved in difficulties with the worthless or the vicious.
Faith, like love, unites; opinion, like hate, separates.
If a state should pass laws forbidding its citizens to become wise and holy, it would be made a byword for all time. But this, in effect, is what our commercial, social, and political systems do. They compel the sacrifice of mental and moral power to money and dissipation.
As a brave man goes into fire or flood or pestilence to save a human life, so a generous mind follows after truth and love, and is not frightened from the pursuit by danger or toil or obloquy.
Inferior thinking and writing will make a name for a man among inferior people, who in all ages and countries, are the majority.
One may speak Latin and have but the mind of a peasant.
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.
In giving us dominion over the animal kingdom God has signified His will that we subdue the beast within ourselves.
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