Wherever a man may happen to turn, whatever a man may undertake, he will always end up by returning to the path which nature has marked out for him.
No one would talk much in society, if he knew how often he misunderstands others.
Divide and rule, the politician cries; unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.
Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters. This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting.
The sum which two married people owe to one another defies calculation. It is an infinite debt, which can only be discharged through all eternity.
The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.
Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds.
Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds.
Everything great and intelligent is in the minority
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
Everyone hears only what he understands.
The destiny of any nation at any given time depends on the opinions of its young men under five-and-twenty
Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.
One cannot always be a hero, but one can always be a human.
Don't say that you want to give, but go ahead and give! You'll never catch up with a mere hope.