“One must not let oneself be misled, either by the joys or the sorrows of the few.”

“In solitude, the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.”

“The more powerful a man is, the more he is exposed to passions; the more powerless he is, the more he is subject to prudence.”

“Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.”

“The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by unnoticed, continuous acts of daily displeasure.”

“The greatest obstacle to love is fear. It has been the source of all defects in the human character.”

“Impatience is a great obstacle to success; he who treats everything with equal passion, often passes through life without achieving anything.”

“One can resist the invasion of an army, but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.”

“Men are invariably deceived by their own weaknesses.” “The refusal to take sides on great moral issues is itself a decision. It is a silent acquiescence to evil.”

“The more I see of men, the more I admire dogs.”

“Love is the flower of life, and the blossom thereof is music.”

“There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability: the ability to recognize ability.” QUOTES ABOUT BIGOTS

“In matters of the heart, nothing is true except the improbable.”

“The thirst for power and the feverish lips it places on everything it touches are the root of all injustice and all crime.”

“Everything changes; nothing perishes.”

“Wandering is the act of the wise man.”

“The feeble and the weak are always victims of an external blindness.”

“The strongest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as the greatest virtues.”

“Passion exaggerates; it puts us out of nature.”

“Only he who knows what he wants can know what he sees.”

“The safest criticism is that against a book or speech; the next, against a man or woman; the most unsafe is that against a child.”

“Our faults irritate us most when we see them reflected in others.”

“The self-sufficient do not exceed; they need to be right all the time.”

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