Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.
Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
The biggest problem with every art is by the use of appearance to create a loftier reality.
Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him.
A man’s manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude.
If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.
He who does not think much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines.