One cannot develop taste from what is of average quality but only from the very best.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Well-made you are, 'tis not to be denied, The rest a bold address will win you; If you but in yourself confide, At once confide all others in you.
The best slave is the one who thinks he is free.
It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it.
Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.
No one can walk beneath palm trees with impunity, and ideas are sure to change in a land where elephants and tigers are at home.