I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.
A lively, disinterested, persistent liking for truth is extraordinarily rare. Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not to be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism or doubt.
Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious.
To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
A belief is not true because it is useful
Learn to limit yourself; to content yourself with some definite work; dare to be what you are and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not; and to believe in your own individuality.
Democracy means despair of finding any heroes to govern you, and contented putting up with the want of them
Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing
Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life
Common sense is calculation applied to life.
Common sense is the measure of the possible.
I do not deny the rights of democracy, but I have no illusions as to the uses that will be made of those rights so long as wisdom is rare and pride abundant
To win true peace, a man needs to feel himself directed, pardoned, and sustained by a supreme power, to feel himself in the right road, at the point where God would have him be - in order with God and the universe. This faith gives strength and calm.
To marry unequally is to suffer equally.
An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains
Every life is a profession of faith and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.
Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.
Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy
Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.
Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for others is genius.
In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.
Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul over the flesh, that is to say over fear: fear of poverty, of suffering, of calumny, of illness, of loneliness and of death. There is no real piety without heroism. Heroism is the dazzling and glorious con
True humility is contentment.
Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty.
Life is short and we never have enough time for gladdening the hearts of those who travel the way with us. Oh, be swift to love! Make haste to be kind.