Nothing is so often and so irrevocably missed as the opportunity which crops up daily.
He who believes in freedom of the will has never loved and never hated.
You stay young as long as you can learn, acquire new habits, and suffer contradictions.
"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.
We can be wise from goodness and good from wisdom.
Deep learning doesn't shine.
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.
Consider once before you give, twice before you receive, and a thousand times before you ask.
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.
Who doesn't know anything, has to believe everything.
Only the thinking man lives his life, the thoughtless man's life passes him by.
There is only one proof of ability - action.
Morals refine manners, as manners refine morals.
In youth we learn; in age we understand.
However much you paid for a beautiful illusion, you got a bargain.
We ask the poet: 'What subject have you chosen?' instead of: 'What subject has chosen you?
Authors from whom others steal should not complain, but rejoice. Where there is no game there are no poachers.
Indifference of every kind is reprehensible, even indifference towards one's self.
The incurable ills are the imaginary ills.
Only those few people who practice it believe in goodness.
There are very few honest friends--the demand is not particularly great.
One has to do good in order for it to exist in the world.
To be satisfied with little is hard, to be satisfied with a lot is impossible.
Fools usually know best that which the wise despair of ever comprehending.
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