Reality is a sliding door.
Revolutions go not backward.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else.
People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.
Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
To be great is to be misunderstood.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
There are as many pillows of illusion as flakes in a snow-storm. We wake from one dream into another dream.
There are other measures of self-respect for a man, than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.
The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
There is a tendency for things to right themselves.
There is always safety in valor.
There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.
There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
There is more difference in the quality of our pleasures than in the amount.
There is no chance and anarchy in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there sitting in his sphere.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
Use what language you will, you can never say anything but what you are.
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.
We are always getting ready to live but never living.
We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.