He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
We are all of us more or less echoes, repeating involuntarily the virtues, the defects, the movements, and the characters of those among whom we live.
The direction of the mind is more important than its progress.
Through memory we travel against time, through forgetfulness we follow its course.
How many people eat, drink, and get married; buy, sell, and build; make contracts and attend to their for-tune; have friends and enemies, pleasures and pains, are born, grow up, live and die ― but asleep!
Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma.
It is easy to understand God as long as you don't try to explain him.
Questions show the mind's range, and answers its subtlety.
The evening of a well spent life brings its lamps with it.
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
Words, like glass, obscure when they do not aid vision.
The mind conceives with pain, but it brings forth with delight.
We may convince others by our arguements, but we can only persuade them by their own.
We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.
The breath of the mind is attention.
Grace is in garments, in movements, in manners; beauty in the nude, and in forms. This is true of bodies; but when we speak of feelings, beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Let us have justice and then we shall have enough liberty.
It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.
Space is the stature of God.
Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love truth.