Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor.
The strong man is strongest when alone.
The world is ruled only by consideration of advantages.
The lamp of genius burns quicker than the lamp of life.
While the womanly god demands our veneration, the godlike woman kindles our love; but while we allow ourselves to melt in the celestial loveliness, the celestial self-sufficiency holds us back in awe.
The greater part of humanity is too much harassed and fatigued by the struggle with want, to rally itself for a new and sterner struggle with error.
Nothing leads to good that is not natural.
Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.
Worthless is the nation that does not gladly stake its all on its honor.
Mankind is made great or little by its own will.