The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is
Each forward step we take we leave some phantom of ourselves behind.
We are more disturbed by a calamity which threatens us than by one which has befallen us.
If thou wouldst help others deal with them as though they were what they should be
As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape.
Your faith is what you believe, not what you know.
Dislike of another's opinions and beliefs neither justifies our own nor makes us more certain of them: and to transfer the repugnance to the person himself is a mark of a vulgar mind.
We have no sympathy with those who are controlled by ideas and passions which we neither understand nor feel. Thus they who live to satisfy the appetites do not believe it possible to live in and for the soul.
What we love to do we find time to do.
When we have not the strength or the courage to grasp a new truth, we persuade ourselves that it is not a truth at all.
The able have no desire to appear to be so, and this is part of their ability.
If there were nothing else to trouble us, the fate of the flowers would make us sad.
Education would be a divine thing, if it did nothing more than help us to think and love great thoughts instead of little thoughts.
Those who believe in our ability do more than stimulate us. They create for us an atmosphere in which it becomes easier to succeed.
If our opinions rest upon solid ground, those who attack them do not make us angry, but themselves ridiculous.
As a brave man goes into fire or flood or pestilence to save a human life, so a generous mind follows after truth and love, and is not frightened from the pursuit by danger or toil or obloquy.
When one sense has been bribed the others readily bear false witness.
Our prejudices are like physical infirmities — we cannot do what they prevent us from doing.
If thy friends tire of thee, remember that it is human to tire of everything.
The highest strength is acquired not in overcoming the world, but in overcoming one's self. Learn to be cruel to thyself, to withstand thy appetites, to bear thy sufferings, and thou shalt become free and able.
Women are aristocrats, and it is always the mother who makes us feel that we belong to the better sort.
Solitude is unbearable for those who can not bear themselves.
Be suspicious of your sincerity when you are the advocate of that upon which your livelihood depends.
The more we live with what we imagine others think of us, the less we live with truth.
What we enjoy, not what we possess, is ours, and in labouring for the possession of many things, we lose the power to enjoy the best.
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