The smoothest curled courtier in the boudoirs of a palace has an animal nature, rude and aboriginal as a white bear.
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
We are always getting ready to live but never living.
The years teach much which the days never know.
The earth laughs in flowers.
Every fact is related on one side to sensation, and, on the other, to morals. The game of thought is, on the appearance of one of these two sides, to find the other: given the upper, to find the under side.
Nature hates calculators.
The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.