That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
The heart errs like the head; its errors are not any the less fatal, and we have more trouble getting free of them because of their sweetness.
It is in the ability to deceive oneself that the greatest talent is shown.
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another!
What men call civilization is the condition of present customs; what they call barbarism, the condition of past ones.
We do not know what to do with this short life, yet we want another which will be eternal.
It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.
Of all sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest.
Teaching is the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.