But one must know where one stands, and where the others wish to go.
So, lively brisk old fellow, don't let age get you down. White hairs or not, you can still be a lover.
Beautiful is greater than Good, for it includes the Good.
Ordinary people know little of the time and effort it takes to learn to read. I have been eighty years at it, and have not reached my goal.
If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
Unlike grownups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
Genius develops in quiet places, character out in the full current of human life.
There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action.
When an idea is wanting, a word can always be found to take its place.
And here, poor fool, with all my lore I stand no wiser than before.
He alone deserves liberty and life who daily must win them anew.
A useless life is an early death.
Mozart is the human incarnation of the divine force of creation.
The unnatural - that too is natural.
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Every day look at a beautiful picture, read a beautiful poem, listen to some beautiful music, and if possible, say some reasonable thing.
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
The society of women is the foundation of good manners.
Most people work the greater part of their time for a mere living; and the little freedom which remains to them so troubles them that they use every means of getting rid of it.
We can redeem anyone who strives unceasingly.