Historians are prophets with their face turned backward
Genuine morality is preserved only in the school of adversity a state of continuous prosperity may easily prove a quick sand to virtue
Truth exists for the wise, beauty for the feeling heart.
Man only plays when in the full meaning of the word he is a man, and he is only completely a man when he plays
Sorrow is brief but joy is endless
Power is the most persuasive rhetoric
There is no such thing as chance and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny