Every nation ridicules other nations -- and all are right.
The memory should be specially taxed in youth, since it is then that it is strongest and most tenacious. But in choosing the things that should be committed to memory the utmost care and forethought must be exercised; as lessons well learnt in youth are never forgotten.
We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.
Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Compassion is the basis of all morality.
All truth passes through 3 stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out.
Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right.
Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption. It is not only an interruption, but is also a disruption of thought.
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
If there is anything in the world that can really be called a man's property, it is surely that which is the result of his mental activity.
Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.