For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.— Ivan Panin
The most jittery Ivan Panin quotes that are little-known but priceless
To go through life without love is to travel through the world in a carriage with closed windows.
As the sea is beautiful not only in calm but also in storm, so is happiness found not only in peace but also in strife.
For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
The furnace which melts gold, also hardens clay.
Before blaming thy fate, therefore, find whether thou art gold or clay.
A half-truth does more mischief than a whole lie.
What we know is to what we do not know, as a grain of sand is to the beach.
Better to deserve praise without having it, than to have it without deserving it.
From the moment we expect gratitude, we forfeit it.
If you must hate a man for the many things about which you disagree, remember that you should also love him for the many things about which you agree.
As long as I fear my weakness, I am stronger than when I trust my strength.
For misdirected love, the attainment of its object is, indeed, the best cure;
but it cures as the guillotine cures headache.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.
To go into temptation to find how strong you are, is as wise as to go before a mirror, with closed eyes, to find how you look when asleep.
Love has the face of a goddess, but the talons of a lion.
Experience is the only good 'tis safer to borrow than to buy.
The wealthy seldom possess wealth: oftener they are possessed by it.
Our comforts come from God; our sorrows, from ourselves.
Doubt is the tax man pays for the luxury of useless knowledge.
The greatest pleasures of love are inseparable from its greatest pains: Love has the face of a goddess, but the talons of a lion.
Life is not meant to be hard: if it is, we make it so.
The small charity that comes from the heart is better than the great charity that comes from the head.
How adversity doth ope the eye! A moon can be seen by day as well as by night;
but, to see the stars, you must be in darkness.
Men are willing to admit that they are sinners, but not that they are sinning.
It is not the roaring thunder that smites, but the silent lightning.
The danger from lightning is gone when the thunder is heard, and the worst is over when misfortune has arrived.
The best excuse is to have none.
It needs as much generosity to take as to give.
As you do not sweeten your mouth by saying honey, so you do not grow virtuous by merely talking of virtue.
Gossip is putting two and two together, and making it five.
Men's eyes are in their heads; women's, in their hearts.
Love is not like the echo, which returneth only what is given;
but, rather, like the pump, which returneth by the pail what it received by the pint.
The best life is that which makes the best of life.
History is not fable agreed upon, but truth disagreed upon.
However bad a man, he will have some friends: however good, he will have some enemies.
Of the future, man knows least; yet, about this, he worries most.
If silence is good for the wise, how much better is it for the foolish!
Let not adversity oppress thee: be rather like unto the nail;
the farther 'tis hammered, the firmer it holds.
Though my sight be lost, I do not yet lose my faith: when I can no longer see, I can still believe.
The best way to deceive a knave is to tell him the truth.
Experience, if we only learn by it, is cheap at any price.
Whether I shall be unfortunate depends also on others;
whether I shall be unhappy depends only on myself.
It may be true that love is blind, but only for what is ugly: its sight is keen enough for what is beautiful.
Solve the problem of life? Live, and you solve it.
Few can tell what they know without also showing what they do not know.
Hast thou fallen? Do not groan and lament: rather be thankful for the opportunity given thee to rise once more.
The wise man hath his thoughts in his head; the fool, on his tongue.
We are not men, but promises of men.
As the paper though it entereth the press white, yet when it cometh forth black is eagerly sought to be perused; so do thou let thy life, though darkened by adversity, be made all the more useful to thy fellows.