Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer, and shall pass into the immortal, as gently as we awake from dreams.
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Earth laughs in flowers.
Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.
Good men must not obey the laws too well.
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.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't they'd be married too.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
We are by nature observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state.
We do not yet possess ourselves, and we know at the same time that we are much more.
Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine, a possession for all time.
Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.