Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.
Those who live to the future must always appear selfish to those who live to the present
But it is a cold, lifeless business when you go to the shops to buy something, which does not represent your life and talent, but a goldsmith's.
Patience and fortitude conquer all things
A man is a God in ruins.
Men are what their mothers made them
Men are respectable only as they respect
If we encounter a man of rare intellect,we should ask him what books he reads.
All history is but the lengthened shadow of a great man
The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain; and there is no good theory of disease which does not at once suggest a cure.
The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.
Our globe discovers its bidden virtues, not only in heroes and arch-angels, but in gossips and nurses.
Put the argument into a concrete shape, into an image, some hard phrase, round and solid as a ball, which they can see and handle and carry home with them, and the cause is half won.
A life in harmony with nature, the love of truth and virtue, will purge the eyes to understanding her text.
Sincerity is the luxury allowed, like diadems and authority, only to the highest rank. Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins