Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do.
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.
The eyes of the soul of the multitudes are unable to endure the vision of the divine.
Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all; too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal.
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
Someday, in the distant future, our grand-children’ s grand-children will develop a new equivalent of our classrooms. They will spend many hours in front of boxes with fires glowing within. May they have the wisdom to know the difference between light and knowledge.
Man – a being in search of meaning.
Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.
Democracy passes into despotism.
No one is a friend to his friend who does not love in return.
They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.
All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.