Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
Tenderness is the rest of passion.
The mind's direction is more important than its progress.
The chief objection to new books is that they prevent us from reading the old ones.
Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. Emotion is easily transferred from the writer to the reader.
Logic works, metaphysics contemplates.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Words are like eyeglasses they blur everything that they do not make clear.
Children need models rather than critics.
Monuments are the grappling-irons that bind one generation to another.