True or false, that which is set of men often occupies as important a place in their lives, and above all in their destinies, as that which they do.
The modern spirit is the genius of Greece with the genius of India for its vehicle; Alexander upon the elephant.
To blame or praise men on account of the result, is almost like praising or blaming figures on account of the sum total. Whatever is to happen, happens; whatever is to blow, blows. The eternal serenity does not suffer from these north winds. Above Revolutions, Truth and Justice reign, as the starry heavens above the tempest.
Police chiefs don't think a cat can possibly turn into a lion; and yet, it happens.
Mankind is not a circle with a single centre but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other.
A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.