Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself.
To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.
There is no doubt that life is given us, not to be enjoyed, but to be overcome; to be got over.
Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Honor means that a man is not exceptional; fame, that he is. Fame is something which must be won; honor, only something which must not be lost.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him.
The fundament upon which all our knowledge and learning rests is the inexplicable.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.