Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
We don’t get to know people when they come to us; we must go to them to find out what they are like.
Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.
Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.
If a man or woman is born ten years sooner or later, their whole aspect and performance shall be different.
There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. From its springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.
Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.
Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops.
It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.