There was a time when the world acted on books; now books act on the world.
Quote by Joseph Joubert
We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for...
Never cut what you can untie.
Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. Emotion is easily transferred from...
Politeness is the flower of humanity.
Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.
Time and truth are friends, though there are many moments hostile to truth
Only choose in marriage a woman whom you would choose as a friend if she...
We may convince others by our arguments; but we can only persuade them by their...
All are born to observe order, but few are born to establish it.
God is the place where I do not remember the rest.
A Flatterer is a man that tells you your opinion and not his own
To teach is to learn twice.
One who has imagination without learning has wings without feet.
Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are capable of.
He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma.
Genius is the ability to see things invisible, to manipulate things intangible, to paint things...
Genius ... means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
If there be anything that can be called genius, it consists chiefly in ability to...