Nothing is so often and so irrevocably missed as the opportunity which crops up daily.
We can be wise from goodness and good from wisdom.
There is only one proof of ability - action.
The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty, and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised, the latter lest he be plundered.
Morals refine manners, as manners refine morals.
"People's minds are trained largely at the expense of their hearts." This is not so; it is only that there are more educable minds than there are educable hearts.
However much you paid for a beautiful illusion, you got a bargain.
Consider once before you give, twice before you receive, and a thousand times before you ask.
You stay young as long as you can learn, acquire new habits, and suffer contradictions.
Only the thinking man lives his life, the thoughtless man's life passes him by.
He who believes in freedom of the will has never loved and never hated.
Authors from whom others steal should not complain, but rejoice. Where there is no game there are no poachers.
Only those few people who practice it believe in goodness.
Generosity, to be perfect, should always be accompanied by a dash of humor.
The incurable ills are the imaginary ills.
Never expect women to be sincere, so long as they are educated to think that their first aim in life is to please.
Deep learning doesn't shine.
One has to do good in order for it to exist in the world.
Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
One remains young as long as one can still learn, can still take on new habits, can bear contradictions.
Not what we experience, but how we perceive what we experience, determines our fate.
n every exalted joy, there mingles a sense of gratitude.
There are very few honest friends--the demand is not particularly great.
Between being able to and actually doing something lies an ocean, and on its bottom rests all too often the wreck of willpower.
Distrust your judgment the moment you can discern the shadow of a personal motive in it.
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