Doubt can only be removed by action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.
Each person, the most worthy as well as the most despicable, carries around a secret which would make her hateful to everyone else if it became known.
O full and splendid Moon, whom I Have, from this desk, seen climb the sky.
I know very well that we are not all equal, nor can be so; but it is my opinion that he who avoids the common people, in order not to lose their respect, is as much to blame as a coward who hides himself from his enemy because he fears defeat.
Each ten years of a man's life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, its own desires.
At the moment of commitment the entire universe conspires to assist you.
Think of you! I do not think of you; you are always before my soul.
There is nothing so terrible as activity without insight.
Unhappily, moreover, on such occasions, a multitude of painful discoveries about my own sex were forced upon me; and, in truth, I was then wiser, as a girl of sixteen, than I now am, now that I scarcely understand myself. Why are we so wise when young,—so wise, and ever growing less so?
Character develops itself in the stream of life.