There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.
I’m always disappointed when people don’t live up to their potential. I know that a number of people look down on themselves and consequently on everybody who looks like them. But that, too, can change.
Life is one long struggle in the dark.
There is only one cure for the evils which newly acquired freedom produces, and that cure is freedom.
The beloved of the Almighty are: the rich who have the humility of the poor, and the poor who have the magnanimity of the rich.
It’s all right to hesitate if you then go ahead.
Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them.
Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and in, what myriads rise!
Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.
Great writers arrive among us like new diseases threatening, powerful, impatient for patients to pick up their virus, irresistible.