It is not death that alarms me, but dying.
Category: Death And Dying
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages.
But sure there is need of other remedies than dreaming, a weak contention of art against nature.
In true education, anything that comes to our hand is as good as a book: the prank of a page- boy, the blunder of a servant, a bit of table talk -- they are all part of the curriculum.
We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.
Example is a bright looking-glass, universal and for all shapes to look into.
All the fame you should look for in life is to have lived it quietly.
There is not much less vexation in the government of a private family than in the managing of an entire state.
There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom.
Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise, has made them lucky.
Category: Fools And Foolishness
If a man urge me to tell wherefore I loved him, I feel it cannot be expressed but by answering: Because it was he, because it was myself.
Category: Friends And Friendship
Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.
No wind favors him who has no destined port.
No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port.