Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself.
Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image
If you must tell me your opinions, tell me what you believe in. I have plenty of doubts of my own.
Oh how sweet it is to hear one's own convictions from another's lips.
He is dead in this world who has no belief in another.
We are so constituted that we believe the most incredible things; and, once they are engraved upon the memory, woe to him who would endeavor to erase them.
For this reason the Bible is a book of eternal and effective power; because, as long as the world lasts, no one will say: I comprehend it in the whole and understand it in the particular. Rather we must modestly say it on the whole it is venerable, and in the particular practical.
Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths.
The heights charm us, but the steps do not; with the mountain in our view we love to walk the plains.
What I possess I would gladly retain. Change amuses the mind, yet scarcely profits.
Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.
Human beings, by change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.