The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end, and by posterity.
Quote by Jean Paul
Jean Paul Quotes
There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and...
Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.
A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.
What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.
Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray.
Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm.
Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have...
Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that...
There are souls which fall from heaven like flowers, but ere they bloom are crushed...
Good actions ennoble us, we are the sons of our own deeds.
Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.
Two aged men, that had been foes for life, Met by a grave, and wept...
Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like...
I have made as much out of myself as could be made of the stuff,...
Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more...
Woman and men of retiring timidity are cowardly only in dangers which affect themselves, but...
Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
Variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something.
It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them.