Genius always finds itself a century too early.
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
All diseases run into one, old age.
The method of nature: who could ever analyze it?
The value of a dollar is social, as it is created by society.
Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't they'd be married too.
There is a blessed necessity by which the interest of men is always driving them to the right; and, again, making all crime mean and ugly.
Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.
Nothing external to you has any power over you.
Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.
Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.
Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.