As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities.
The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
Human improvement is from within outward.
No person is ever good for much, that hasn't been swept off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty.
The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.
The first duty of an historian is to be on guard against his own sympathies.
Category: History And Historians
The secret of a person's nature lies in their religion and what they really believes about the world and their place in it.
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
Our human laws are more or less imperfect copies of the external laws as we see them.
Category: Law And Lawyers
We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone.
The better one is morally the less aware they are of their virtue.
Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve.
Category: Philosophers And Philosophy
A person possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with.
In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty.