Every life is a profession of faith and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.
Quote by Henri Frederic Amiel
To shun one's cross is to make it heavier.
Democracy is the name we give to the people each time we need them
A belief is not true because it is useful
It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming...
Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist...
Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.
Clever people will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness.
Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies.
Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced...
Destiny has two ways of crushing us - by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling...
Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our...
It is not what he had, or even what he does, which expresses the worth...
An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it...
Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.
Common sense is calculation applied to life.
He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature... is less...
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we...
There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.
Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man...
Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a...