Genius is formed in quiet, character in the stream of human life
A man does not mind being blamed for his faults, and being punished for them, and he patiently suffers much for them but he becomes impatient if he is required to give them up
The deed is all, the glory nothing.
The artist who is not also a craftsman is no good but, alas, most of our artists are nothing else
Impartiality is the life of justice, as justice is of all good government
Which is the best government That which teaches us to govern ourselves
All greatness in the world came about because someone did more than he had to do.
The smallest hair throws its shadow
Each has his own happiness in his hands, as the artist handles the rude clay he seeks to reshape it into a figure yet it is the same with this art as with all others only the capacity for it is innate the art itself must be learned and painstaking
Without haste, but without rest.
I hate all bungling as I do sin, but particularly bungling in politics, which leads to the misery and ruin of many thousands and millions of people
What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own.
All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is exclusively my own.
Each one sees what he carries in his heart
One cannot always be a hero, but one can always be a human.
To a valet no man is a hero
Those who hope for no other life are dead even for this
I can promise to be sincere, but not to be impartial
Then indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days
If you treat an individual as he is, he will stay as he is, but if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.
If your treat an individual ... as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.
If you treat an individual as he is, he will stay as he is but if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be
The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man almost nothing
Judge a man's character by what he finds ridiculous.
Our senses don't deceive us our judgment does