I have no fear that the candle lighted in Palestine years ago will ever be put out.
We tolerate shapes in human beings that would horrify us if we saw them in a horse.
The soul is dyed with the color of its leisure thoughts.
The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.
A good government remains the greatest of human blessings and no nation has ever enjoyed it.
Bereavement is the deepest initiation into the mysteries of human life, an initiation more searching and profound than even happy love.
Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them.
Gambling is a disease of barbarians superficially civilized.
Bereavement is the sharpest challenge to our trust in God; if faith can overcome this, there is no mountain which it cannot remove.
It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel. It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
Let none of us delude himself by supposing that honesty is always the best policy. It is not.
In praising science, it does not follow that we must adopt the very poor philosophies which scientific men have constructed. In philosophy they have much more to learn than to teach.
The wise man is he who knows the relative value of things.
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