Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.
If nationality is consent, the state is compulsion.
Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.
So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.
Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.
True humility is contentment.
Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.
The best path through life is the highway.
It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well.