Those who understand only what can be explained understand very little.
To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible.
We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.
Whenever two good people argue over principles, they are both right.
None are so eager to gain new experience as those who don't know how to make use of the old ones.
The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty, and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised, the latter lest he be plundered.
Many a truth sprang from an error.
Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.
Nobody knows enough, but many know too much.
What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible.
If you have one good idea, people will lend you twenty.
Privilege is the greatest enemy of right.
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
So soon as a fashion is universal, it is out of date.
He who believes in freedom of the will has never loved and never hated.
We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.
Little evil would be done in the world if evil never could be done in the name of good.
Imaginary evils are incurable.
Conquer, but don't triumph.
Even a stopped clock is right twice every day. After some years, it can boast of a long series of successes.
Not what we experience, but how we perceive what we experience, determines our fate.
Exceptions are not always the proof of the old rule; they can also be the harbinger of a new one.
In youth we learn; in age we understand.
Authors from whom others steal should not complain, but rejoice. Where there is no game there are no poachers.
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