The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery and the contradiction of what it is pretending to be.
Beauty as we feel it is something indescribable; what it is or what it means can never be said.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous people for friends, have for friends the best of men.
Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.
Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another; people are friends in spots.