The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress
Only choose in marriage a woman whom you would choose as a friend if she were a man
Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you
The Bible remained for me a book of books, still divine - but divine in the sense that all great books are divine which teach men how to live righteously
Be charitable and indulgent to everyone but thyself
God has commanded Time to console the unhappy