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The only way to get the confidence of the world is to show the world that you do not want their confidence.
Never disregard what your enemies say. They may be severe, they may be prejudiced, they may be determined to see only in one direction, but still in that direction they see clearly. They do not speak all the truth, but they generally speak the truth from one point of view; so far as that goes, attend to them.
Most people are so constituted that they can only be virtuous in a certain routine; an irregular course of life demoralizes them.
No man can, for any considerable time, wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which is the true one.
We are but shadows: we are not endowed with real life, and all that seems most real about us is but the thinnest substance of a dream — till the heart be touched. That touch creates us — then we begin to be — thereby we are beings of reality and inheritors of eternity.
Keep the imagination sane — that is one of the truest conditions of communion with heaven.
All gloom is but a dream and a shadow… cheerfulness is the real truth.
Man is never deceived; he deceives himself.
Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us on a wild-goose chase, and is never attained.
If you would do something, you must be something.
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
Our activity should consist in placing ourselves in a state of susceptibility to Divine impressions, and pliability to all the operations of the Eternal Word.
Each one sees what he carries in his heart.
The first and last thing which is required of genius is the love of truth.
Let us not forget that man can never get away from himself.
There is an unspeakable pleasure attending the life of a voluntary student.
The virtue which requires to be ever guarded is scarcely worth the sentinel.
To pursue trifles is the lot of humanity; and whether we bustle in a pantomime or strut at a coronation, whether we shout at a bonfire or harangue in a senate-house — whatever object we follow, it will at last surely conduct us to futility and disappointment.
Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Of that which belongs to a man, he cannot rid himself, even though he were to throw it away.