No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
Crime and punishment grow out of one stem. Punishment is a fruit that, unsuspected, ripens with the flower of the pleasure that concealed it.
We are immersed in beauty, but our eyes have no clear vision.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching.
The eloquent man is he who is no beautiful speaker, but who is inwardly and desperately drunk with a certain belief.
The ancestor of every action is a thought… Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
Science does not know its debt to imagination.