Do not trouble yourselves about standards or ideals; but try to be faithful and natural: remember that there is no greatness, no beauty, which does not come from truth to your own knowledge of things; and keep on working, even if your work is not long remembered.
Each one of us must suffer long to himself before he can learn that he is but one in a great community of wretchedness which has been pitilessly repeating itself from the foundation of the world.
He who sleeps in continual noise is wakened by silence.
If we like a man's dream, we call him a reformer; if we don't like his dream, we call him a crank.
In Europe everything is permanent, and in America everything is provisional. This is the great distinction which, if always kept in mind, will save a great deal of idle astonishment.
Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself.
Is it worth while to observe that there are no Venetian blinds in Venice?
It is the still, small voice that the soul heeds, not the deafening blasts of doom.
See how today's achievement is only tomorrow's confusion;
See how possession always cheapens the thing that was precious.
Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week.
The difficulty is to know conscience from self-interest.
The secret of a man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested.
We are creatures of the moment; we live from one little space to another, and only one interest at a time fills these.
Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart.
You'll find as you grow older that you weren't born such a great while ago after all. The time shortens up.
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