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