The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Category: Age And Aging
Strong character is brought out by change, weak ones by permanence.
Despair is the only genuine atheism.
Other exercises develop single powers and muscles, but dancing embellishes, exercises, and equalizes all the muscles at once.
Humankind's chief fault is that they have so many small ones.
The child is not to be educated for the present, but for the remote future, and often is opposition to the immediate future.
Without God there is for mankind no purpose, no goal, no hope, only a wavering future, an eternal dread of every darkness.
No heroine can create a hero through love of one, but she can give birth to one.
Category: Heroes And Heroism
Idleness is many gathered miseries in one name.
Joys are our wings, sorrows our spurs.
No one is more profoundly sad as one who laughs too much.
The only medicine that does women more good than harm is dress.
Memory is the only paradise from which we cannot be driven.
Only action gives life strength, only moderation gives it charm.
No author can be as moral as his work and no preacher as pious as his sermons.