O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!
Small projects need much more help than great.
Will cannot be quenched against its will.
He listens well who takes notes.
If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.
I love to doubt as well as know.
I wept not, so to stone within I grew.
The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.
No one thinks of how much blood it costs.
Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God’s grandchild.
Follow your own star!
You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man’s bread, and how hard is the way up and down another man’s stairs.
The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.
In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.
All hope abandon, ye who enter here!