A man does not mind being blamed for his faults, and being punished for them, and he patiently suffers much for them; but he becomes impatient if he is required to give them up
Man can only endure a certain degree of unhappiness; what is beyond that either annihilates him or passes by him and leaves him apathetic
Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action.
The most original of authors are not so because they advance what is new, but more because they know how to say something, as if it had never been said before.
Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.”
Sin writes histories, goodness is silent.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
One always has time enough, if one will apply it well.
Where a man has a passion for meditating without the capacity of thinking, a particular idea fixes itself fast, and soon creates a mental disease
Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths.
The heights charm us, but the steps do not; with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains.
Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.
Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution.
The man who acts never has any conscience; no one has any conscience but the man who thinks.