The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.
It’s the niceties that make the difference fate gives us the hand, and we play the cards.
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them.
In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade’s no easier to make than an oak.
Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else’s head instead of with one’s own.
The heart forgets its sorrow and ache.
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
The greatest homage we can pay to truth, is to use it.
Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide. In the conflict of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side.