Ein Geist, der durch neue Erfahrungen erweitert wurde, schrumpft nie auf seine alte Größe zurück.
Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing.
A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Beware how you take away hope from another human being.
To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.