What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.
The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.
Show me the person you honor, for I know better by that the kind of person you are. For you show me what your idea of humanity is.
Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely, they would spin for ever on their axis, advancing nowhere.
The difference between Socrates and Jesus? The great conscious and the immeasurably great unconscious.
The Public – a thing I cannot help looking upon as an enemy, and which I cannot address without feelings of hostility.
No pressure, no diamonds.
Thought is the parent of the deed.
Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation.
You have reckoned that history ought to judge the past and to instruct the contemporary world as to the future. The present attempt does not yield to that high office. It will merely tell how it really was.