If someone were to think that trees are made to support the sky, they would all seem too short.
Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun.
No shortcomings of other people cause us to be more intolerant than those which are caricatures of our own.
Progress will always have as its recourse to exaggerate what it cannot surpass.
To test a modest man’s modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause, find out if he abides criticism.
If we notice a few errors in the work of a proven master, we may and even will often be correct; if we believe, however, that he is completely and utterly mistaken, we are in danger of missing his entire concept.
Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.
This searching and doubting and vacillating where nothing is clear but the arrogance of quest. I, too, had such noble ideas when I was still a boy.
The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic judgments is the fact that the latter, generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what meets their complete approval.
Those who want to row on the ocean of human knowledge do not get far, and the storm drives those out of their course who set sail.