The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when showing someone.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.
It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
The cure for pain is in the pain.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.