1. 10

    The vain being is the really solitary being.

    4
  2. 9

    The silver-leaved birch retains in its old age a soft bark; there are some such men.

    9
  3. 8

    Discontent is the source of all trouble,but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.

    11
  4. 7

    To harbor hatred and animosity in the soul makes one irritable, gloomy, and prematurely old.

    11
  5. 6

    Of all afflictions, the worst is self contempt.

    12
  6. 5

    In Nature there is no dirt, everything is in the right condition; the swamp and the worm, as well as the grass and the bird,-all is there for itself.

    15
  7. 4

    To acquire money requires valor, to keep money requires prudence, and to spend money well is an art.

    25
  8. 3

    The little dissatisfaction which every artist feels at the completion of a work forms the germ of a new work.

    29
  9. 2

    Years teach us more than books.

    47
  10. 1

    Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

    238
  11. Last Update: 1 February 2023

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