To look back to antiquity is one thing, to go back to it is another.
In America every woman has her set of girl-friends; some are cousins, the rest are gained at school. These form a permanent committee who sit on each other's affairs, who 'come out' together, marry and divorce together, and who end as those groups of bustling, heartless well-informed club-women who govern society. Against them the Couple of Ehepaar is helpless and Man in their eyes but a biological interlude.
It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.
The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world.
Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by other men.
Levity is often less foolish and gravity less wise than each of them appears.
He that knows himself, knows others; and he that is ignorant of himself, could not write a very profound lecture on other men's heads.
If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours.
Theories are private property, but truth is common stock.
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us -- never cease to instruct -- never cloy.
He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a long head or a very short creed.
If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city.
There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.