Beware the deadly fumes of that insane elation Which rises from the cup of mad impiety, And go, get drunk with that divine intoxication Which is more sober far than all sobriety.
The lower a man descends in his love, the higher he lifts his life.
Every man is his own greatest dupe.
Keep your working power at its maximum.
A sigh can shatter a castle in the air.
Cunning is the dwarf of wisdom.
The God of merely traditional believers is the great Absentee of the universe.
Of all the portions of life it is in the two twilights, childhood and age, that tears fall with the most frequency; like the dew at dawn and eve.
The devil may be bullied, but not the Deity.
In the nine heavens are eight Paradises; Where is the ninth one? In the human breast. Only the blessed dwell in th' Paradises, But blessedness dwells in the human breast.
Fate is the friend of the good, the guide of the wise, the tyrant of the foolish, the enemy of the bad.
Laws are the silent assessors of God.
Public opinion is the atmosphere of society, without which the forces of the individual would collapse, and all the institutions of society fly into atoms.
False eloquence is exaggeration; true eloquence is emphasis.
God hands gifts to some, whispers them to others.
Courage makes a man more than himself; for he is then himself plus his valor.
He who is master of all opinions can never be the bigot of any.
What is the highest secret to victory and peace? To will what God wills, and strike a league with destiny.
The flower which we do not pluck is the only one which never loses its beauty or its fragrance.
Public opinion is a second conscience.
In the rest of Nirvana all sorrows surcease: Only Buddha can guide to that city of Peace Whose inhabitants have the eternal release.
Polite beggary is too common.
Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond districts of the mind.
Common sense is the average sensibility and intelligence of men undisturbed by individual peculiarities.
I would give more for the private esteem and love of one than for the public praise of ten thousand.
Words of love are works of love.
A fretful fancy is constantly flinging its possessor into gratuitous tophets.
The human heart has a sigh lonelier than the cry of the bittern.
Ignorance is the mother of suspicion.
After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul's indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.