There is always some frivolity in excellent minds they have wings to rise, but also stray.
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
There was a time when the world acted on books; now books act on the world.
Be charitable and indulge to everyone, but thyself.
To teach is to learn twice.
Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman.
Time and truth are friends, though there are many moments hostile to truth
The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
To see the world is to judge the judges.
I love to see two truths at the same time. Every comparison gives the mind this advantage.
Without duty, life is sort of boneless it cannot hold itself together.
You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.
The Bible remained for me a book of books, still divine - but divine in the sense that all great books are divine which teach men how to live righteously.
There is an admiration which is the daughter of knowledge
Virtue is the health of the soul.
Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
Justice without strength, or strength without justice fearful misfortunes.
The pain of dispute exceeds by much its utility. All disputation makes the mind deaf And when people are deaf I am dumb.
The direction of the mind is more important than its progress.
God is the place where I do not remember the rest.
Taste has never been corrupted by simplicity.
Choose in marriage only a woman whom you would choose as a friend if she were a man.
He who has not the weakness of friendship has not the strength.
The man of imagination who is untrained (unlearned, uneducated, undisciplined) has wings and no feet.
Be charitable and indulgent to every one but thyself.
A maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and indisputable truth. Sound maxims are the germs of good strongly imprinted on the memory they fortify and strengthen the will.
You arrive at truth through poetry I arrive at poetry through truth
All that is good in man lies in youthful feeling and mature thought
True religion is the poetry of the heart it has enchantments useful to our manners it gives us both happiness and virtue.
It is easy to understand God as long as you don't try to explain him.
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