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.
We are more disturbed by a calamity which threatens us than by one which has befallen us.
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.
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.
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.
Your faith is what you believe, not what you know.
The able have no desire to appear to be so, and this is part of their ability.
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.
Break not the will of the young, but guide it to right ends.
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.
It is a common error to imagine that to be stirring and voluble in a worthy cause is to be good and to do good.
The innocence which is simply ignorance is not virtue.
The ploughman knows how many acres he shall upturn from dawn to sunset: but the thinker knows not what a day may bring forth.
He who leaves school, knowing little, but with a longing for knowledge, will go farther than one who quits, knowing many things, but not caring to learn more.
Where it is the chief aim to teach many things, little education is given or received.
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.
They whom trifles distract and nothing occupies are but children.
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