If a man should importune me to give a reason why I loved him, I find it could no otherwise be expressed, than by making answer: because it was he, because it was I.
The beautiful souls are they that are universal, open, and ready for all things.
I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
Ambition is not a vice of little people.
It is a sign of contraction of the mind when it is content, or of weariness. A spirited mind never stops within itself; it is always aspiring and going beyond its strength.
A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.
I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.
The service we render others is the rent we pay for our room on earth.
The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
Those who have compared our life to a dream were right… we were sleeping wake, and waking sleep.