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.
As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape.
We are more disturbed by a calamity which threatens us than by one which has befallen us.
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.
Be suspicious of your sincerity when you are the advocate of that upon which your livelihood depends.
What we love to do we find time to do.
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.
What is greatly desired, but long deferred, gives little pleasure, when at length it is ours, for we have lived with it in imagination until we have grown weary of it, having ourselves, in the meanwhile, become other.
The lover of education labors first of all to educate himself.
Altruism is a barbarism. Love is the word.
If we learn from those only, of whose lives and opinions we altogether approve, we shall have to turn from many of the highest and profoundest minds.
Faith, like love, unites; opinion, like hate, separates.
The noblest are they who turning from the things the vulgar crave, seek the source of a blessed life in worlds to which the senses do not lead.
To learn the worth of a man's religion, do business with him.
In the world of thought a man's rank is determined, not by his average work, but by his highest achievement.
There are faults which show heart and win hearts, while the virtue in which there is no love, repels.
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