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.
"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.
Only the thinking man lives his life, the thoughtless man's life passes him by.
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.
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.
The incurable ills are the imaginary ills.
Generosity, to be perfect, should always be accompanied by a dash of humor.
Never expect women to be sincere, so long as they are educated to think that their first aim in life is to please.
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.
Grace is the outcome of inward harmony.
If there be a faith that can move mountains, it is faith in one's own power.
Nothing is so irretrievably missed as an opportunity we encounter every day.
The wise man is seldom prudent.
Fools usually know best that which the wise despair of ever comprehending.
To be satisfied with little is hard, to be satisfied with a lot is impossible.
We ask the poet: 'What subject have you chosen?' instead of: 'What subject has chosen you?
A book cannot easily be too bad for the general public, but may easily be too good.
Even virtue is an art; and even its devotees are divided into those who practise it and those who are merely amateurs.
As far as your self-control goes, as far goes your freedom.
He who says patience, says courage, endurance, strength.
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