What is sacred among one people may be ridiculous in another; and what is despised or rejected by one cultural group, may in a different environment become the cornerstone for a great edifice of strange grandeur and beauty.
The wisest of the wise may err.
Let no man write my epitaph… When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then shall my character be vindicated, then may my epitaph be written.
A poem may be an instance of morality, of social conditions, of psychological history; it may instance all its qualities, but never one of them alone, nor any two or three; never less than all.
For much of the female half of the world, food is the first signal of our inferiority. It lets us know that our own families may consider female bodies to be less deserving, less needy, less valuable.
The brain may be regarded as a kind of parasite of the organism, a pensioner, as it were, who dwells with the body.
Every one who has a heart, however ignorant of architecture he may be, feels the transcendent beauty and poetry of the mediaeval churches.
Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
You may be always victorious if you will never enter into any contest where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle.