Wish and learn to smooth away the surly wrinkles, to raise your lids frankly, and change the fiends to confident, innocent angels, suspecting and doubting nothing, and always seeing friends where they are not sure of foes.
What experience and history teach is this – that people and governments never have learned anything from history or acted on the principles deduced from it.
Very learned women are to be found in the same manner as female warriors, but they are seldom or ever inventors.
Until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy.
True learning must not be content with ideas, which are, in fact, signs, but must discover things in their individual truth.
To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning. It is a very serious task, young man, and possibly a tragic one.