Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
It is not enough to have knowledge, one must also apply it. It is not enough to have wishes, one must also accomplish.
One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.
Death is Nature's expert advice to get plenty of Life.
Life is the childhood of our immortality.
We know accurately only when we know little with knowledge doubt increases.
The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.
Life is not anything, but an opportunity for something.
Art is long, life short judgment difficult, opportunity transient.
Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
A life without love, without the presence of the beloved, is nothing but a mere magic latern show. We draw out slide after slide, swiftly tiring of each, and pushing it back to make haste for the next.
Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds.
What government is the best That which teaches us to govern ourselves.
Talents are best nurtured in solitude character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
The most original authors are not so because they advance what is new, but because they put what they have to say as if it had never been said before.
Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
A man who does not know foreign language is ignorant of his own.
Mathematicians are like Frenchmen whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different.
Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same color.
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Our friends show us what we can do our enemies teach us what we must do.
He who wishes to exert a useful influence must be careful to insult nothing. Let him not be troubled by what seems absurd, but concentrate his energies to the creation of what is good. He must not demolish, but build. He must raise temples where mankind may come and partake of the purest pleasure.
First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.