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.
You stay young as long as you can learn, acquire new habits, and suffer contradictions.
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.
"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.
Deep learning doesn't shine.
There is only one proof of ability - action.
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.
In youth we learn; in age we understand.
Morals refine manners, as manners refine morals.
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?
Indifference of every kind is reprehensible, even indifference towards one's self.
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.
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.
Only those few people who practice it believe in goodness.
One has to do good in order for it to exist in the world.
One remains young as long as one can still learn, can still take on new habits, can bear contradictions.
Grace is the outcome of inward harmony.
Not what we experience, but how we perceive what we experience, determines our fate.
There are very few honest friends--the demand is not particularly great.
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