My only fault is that I don't realize how great I really am.
Lawyers enjoy a little mystery, you know. Why, if everybody came forward and told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth straight out, we should all retire to the workhouse.
Dorothy L. Sayers
The only sin passion can commit is to be joyless.
If it were not for the war, this war would suit me down to the ground.
When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.
No pillows so soft as God's Promise.
One who looks for a friend without faults will have none.
Commit a sin twice and it will not seem a crime.
He who sings, frightens away all his ills.
For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.
One can advise comfortably from a safe port.
Friedrich von Schiller
It is easy to give advice from a port of safety.
What shall he fear that does not fear death.
That which is so universal as death must be a benefit.
There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.
Keep true to the dreams of your youth.
Votes should be weighed not counted.
Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.
Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
No doubt the artist is the child of his time; but woe to him if he is also its disciple, or even its favorite.
Freedom exists only with power.
Friends show me what I can do, foes teach me what I should do.
Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance.
The future comes slowly, the present flies and the past stands still forever.
The lamp of genius burns quicker than the lamp of life.
Nothing leads to good that is not natural.
Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.
One drop of hatred left in the cup of joy turns the most blissful draught into poison.
It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.
Historians are prophets with their face turned backward.
There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.
Honesty prospers in every condition of life.
Worthless is the nation that does not gladly stake its all on its honor.
Mankind is made great or little by its own will.
Posterity weaves no garlands for imitators.
The jest loses its point when he who makes it is the first to laugh.
The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.
Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays.
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.
Opposition always enflames the enthusiast, never converts him.
Nothing, it is true, is more common than for both Science and Art to pay homage to the spirit of the age, and for creative taste to accept the law of critical taste.
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