All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.
Good and bad men are less than they seem.
A man’s as old as he’s feeling. A woman as old as she looks.
I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.
Nature is a petrified magic city.
As I live and am a man, this is an unexaggerated tale – my dreams become the substances of my life.
He who does not become familiar with nature through love will never know her.
The genius of the Spanish people is exquisitely subtle, without being at all acute; hence there is so much humour and so little wit in their literature.
There are writers in Germany who drink the Absolute like water; and there are books in which even the dogs make references to the Infinite.
A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.