When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timourous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence a
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
If one has not given everything, one has given nothing.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us.
You say that love is nonsense....I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day a long strain on one's nerves like toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength.
The man who sees both sides of a question is a man who sees absolutely nothing.
After all it is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life.
The contemplation of truth and beauty is the proper object for which we were created, which calls forth the most intense desires of the soul, and of which it never tires.
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Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find it out.
One of the things that makes God different from people is that God is always available to listen.
In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.
He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires and fears is more than a King.
Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfilment of animal desires.
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Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, Not because they never found it, But because they didn't stop to enjoy it.
It is only the ignorant who despise education.
Strong reasons make strong actions.