Kiss the hand of him who can renounce what he has publicly taught, when convicted of his error and who, with heartfelt joy, embraces the truth, though with the sacrifice of favorite opinions.
I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness.
Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action to all eternity
Call him wise whose actions, words, and steps are all a clear because to a clear why.
He who has no taste for order, will be often wrong in his judgment, and seldom considerate or conscientious in his actions
He is incapable of a truly good action that finds not a pleasure in contemplating the actions of others
You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
The prudent see only the difficulties, the bold only the advantages, of a great enterprise; the hero sees both; diminishes the former and makes the latter preponderate, and so conquers.
He who purposely cheats his friend, would cheat his God
He who has not forgiven an enemy has not yet tasted one of the most sublime enjoyments of life
To know yourself you have only to set down a true statement of those that ever loved or hated you
He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero
He who can conceal his joys, is greater than he who can hide his griefs
Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.
Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once.