It takes a lot to wound a man without illusions.
Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.
There is in the end no remedy but truth. It is the one course that cannot be evil.
Truth can be costly, but in the end it never falls short of value for the price paid.
Death, after all, is the common expectation from birth. Neither heroes nor cowards can escape it.
Truth, like the burgeoning of a bulb under the soil, however deeply sown, will make its way to the light.
Nothing is more pleasing and engaging than the sense of having conferred benefits. Not even the gratification of receiving them.
To have faith in Divine protection is good, but even beter if backed by the pratical assistance heaven has a right to expect from sensible mortals.
I go to Prague every year if I can, value my relationships there like gold, and feel myself in a sense Czech, with all their hopes and needs. They are a people I not only love, but admire.