The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.

Learn wisdom from the ways of a seedling. A seedling which is never hardened off through stressful situations will never become a strong productive plant.

The greatest way to live with honour in this world is to be what we pretend to be.

The price of greatness is responsibility.

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.