It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
He who has never failed somewhere. . . that man can not be great.
From without, no wonderful effect is wrought within ourselves, unless some interior, responding wonder meets it.
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.