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.
"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.
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.
You stay young as long as you can learn, acquire new habits, and suffer contradictions.
Not what we experience, but how we perceive what we experience, determines our fate.
Deep learning doesn't shine.
We are not always even what we are most.
Those who know nothing must believe everything.
In meeting again after a separation, acquaintances ask after our outward life, friends after our inner life.
Have patience with the quarrelsomeness of the stupid. It is not easy to comprehend that one does not comprehend.
Generosity, to be perfect, should always be accompanied by a dash of humor.
Only the thinking man lives his life, the thoughtless man's life passes him by.
Never expect women to be sincere, so long as they are educated to think that their first aim in life is to please.
Consider once before you give, twice before you receive, and a thousand times before you ask.
Many think that when they have confessed a fault there is no need of correcting it.
A defeat borne with pride is also a victory.
There is only one proof of ability - action.
Do not consider yourself deprived because your dreams were not fulfilled; the truly deprived have never dreamed.
An intelligent woman has millions of born enemies... all the stupid men.
Who doesn't know anything, has to believe everything.
We ask the poet: 'What subject have you chosen?' instead of: 'What subject has chosen you?
However much you paid for a beautiful illusion, you got a bargain.
Morals refine manners, as manners refine morals.
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