Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
Removing the faults in a stage-coach may produce a perfect stage-coach, but it is unlikely to produce the first motor car.
It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox.
You may delay, but time will not.
Life was given to me as a favor, so I may abandon it when it is one no longer.
Continuous eloquence wearies. Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated. Continuity in everything is unpleasant. Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm.
The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.
To those whose talents are above mediocrity, the highest subjects may be announced. To those who are below mediocrity, the highest subjects may not be announced.
Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires.
Absolve me, teach me, purify me, strengthen me: take me to Thyself, that I may be Thine and Thine only.
When I play, I become entirely absorbed in the game. It may be a form of concentration.
The spirit of an age may be best expressed in the abstract ideal arts, for the spirit itself is abstract and ideal.
Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.
Men and women may form associations for and among themselves and be governed by stipulations that are mutually acceptable.