When a nation gives birth to a man who is able to produce a great thought, another is born who is able to understand and admire it
We may convince others by our arguments; but we can only persuade them by their own
The Bible remained for me a book of books, still divine - but divine in the sense that all great books are divine which teach men how to live righteously.
Be charitable and indulgent to everyone but thyself.
Children need models rather than critics.
Never cut what you can untie.
It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.
To teach is to learn twice.
Space is to place as eternity is to time.
Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
Genius is the ability to see things invisible, to manipulate things intangible, to paint things that have no features
God is the place where I do not remember the rest.
God has commanded Time to console the unhappy
Imagination is the eye of the soul.
Justice is the truth in action.
Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.
Only choose in marriage a woman whom you would choose as a friend if she were a man
Mediocrity is excellent to the eyes of mediocre people
Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.
Tenderness is the repose of Passion
We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.
You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you.
Necessity may render a doubtful act innocent, but it cannot make it praiseworthy
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.