To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence.
To marry is to halve your rights and double your duties.
The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.
Fame is something that must be won. Honor is something that must not be lost.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.
Every nation ridicules other nations -- and all are right.
Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.