Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.
Civilization is the making of civil persons.
The essence of lying is in deception, not in words.
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather
There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.†
Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.
Be humble as the blade of grass that is being trodden underneath the feet. The little ant tastes joyously the sweetness of honey and sugar. The mighty elephant trembles in pain under the agony of sharp goad.
Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them.
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.