Little evil would be done in the world if evil never could be done in the name of good.
Whenever two good people argue over principles, they are both right.
To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible.
Authors from whom others steal should not complain, but rejoice. Where there is no game there are no poachers.
The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty, and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised, the latter lest he be plundered.
Those who understand only what can be explained understand very little.
None are so eager to gain new experience as those who don't know how to make use of the old ones.
He who believes in freedom of the will has never loved and never hated.
Exceptions are not always the proof of the old rule; they can also be the harbinger of a new one.
Not what we experience, but how we perceive what we experience, determines our fate.
We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.
Pain is the great teacher of mankind. Beneath its breath souls develop.
Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.