Everything the human being heard from the beginning, saw with its eyes, looked upon and touched with its hands was a living word; for God was the word.
A writer who is in a hurry to be understood today or tomorrow runs the danger of being misunderstood the day after tomorrow.
You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
On the stage he was natural, simple, affecting, ‘Twas only when he was off, he was acting.
Hence it happens that one takes words for concepts, and concepts for the things themselves.
The thirst for vengeance was the beautiful nature which Homer imitated.
If only I was as eloquent as Demosthenes, I would have to do no more than repeat a single word three times.
A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond.
When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?