An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world like a little work of art and complete in itself like a hedgehog.
Many works of the ancients have become fragments. Many works of the moderns are fragments at the time of their origin.
Christianity is the root of all democracy, the highest fact in the rights of men.
Every complete man has his genius. True virtue is genius.
The difference between religion and morality lies simply in the classical division of things into the divine and the human, if one only interprets this correctly.
Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life, but a life and a living process.
To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.
A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation; but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind.
Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.