The kindness I have longest remembered has been of this sort, the sort unsaid; so far behind the speaker's lips that almost it already lay in my heart. It did not have far to go to be communicated.
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?
A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.
I suppose you think that persons who are as old as your father and myself are always thinking about very grave things, but I know that we are meditating the same old themes that we did when we were ten years old, only we go more gravely about it.
Whatever sentence will bear to be read twice, we may be sure was thought twice
There are now-a-days professors of philosophy but not philosophers
What old people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can. Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
We shall see but a little way if we require to understand what we see.