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A great part of progress consists in the desire to make progress.

One is not born, but rather becomes, free.

Often he who omits an act does injustice, not only he who commits an act.

All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.

The opposite of humility is pride, and all pride is ignorance.

All good maxims are in the world. We only need to apply them.

Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.

Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.

All the diversity, all the charm, all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.

Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.

The stars of your destiny are in your heart.

I accept the great adventure of being me.

Let it not be your honor henceforth whence you come, but where you go!

Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and reverence, the more often and more steadily one reflects on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.

Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.

Let us read and let us dance—these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.

It is found again.
What? Eternity.
It is the sea
Gone with the sun.

It is found again.
What? Eternity.
It is the sea
Gone with the sun.

Image attribution  Background photo by Rachel Cook on Unsplash

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.

Image attribution  Background photo by Gabriel Jimenez on Unsplash

A smile is often the most essential thing. One is repaid by a smile. One is rewarded by a smile. One is animated by a smile.

One of the most important and most difficult arts is to unlearn vice.

When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.

Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.

Intelligence has value only in the service of love.

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.

The best way to begin each day well is to think upon awakening whether we could not give at least one person pleasure on this day.

To do good needs no consideration.

To have and not to give is in some cases worse than stealing.

The best means of learning to know oneself is seeking to understand others.

When someone opposes me, he arouses my attention, not my anger. I go to greet a man who contradicts me, who instructs me.

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