Ivan Panin Love Quotes and Sayings
2. To go through life without love is to travel through the world in a carriage with closed windows.
3. The greatest pleasures of love are inseparable from its greatest pains: Love has the face of a goddess, but the talons of a lion.
4. Were the husband as blind to the faults of the wife, as the lover to the faults of the maiden, few unhappy marriages would follow happy courtships.
5. It may be true that love is blind, but only for what is ugly: its sight is keen enough for what is beautiful.
6. 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.
Sayings by Ivan Panin
1. Whether I shall be unfortunate depends also on others; whether I shall be unhappy depends only on myself.
2. The best excuse is to have none.
3. Life is not meant to be hard: if it is, we make it so.
4. Let not adversity oppress thee: be rather like unto the nail; the farther ’tis hammered, the firmer it holds.
5. Few can tell what they know without also showing what they do not know.
6. To be most fertile, the soil must first be torn up; and shall not thy soul accept suffering for the sake of better growth?
7. What we know is to what we do not know, as a grain of sand is to the beach.
8. Only he has a right to complain of undeserved misfortune, that is unwilling to accept undeserved good fortune.
9. Our worst enemies are those we least suspect – ourselves.
10. Wherefore groan and lament over pain? Be, rather, thankful for this one sign of life; for the dead suffer no pain, and lay figures are never chilled by frost.
11. Not he deserves praise that has talents, but he that uses them.
12. From the moment we expect gratitude, we forfeit it.
13. 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.
14. The wealthy seldom possess wealth: oftener they are possessed by it.
15. Men’s eyes are in their heads; women’s, in their hearts.
16. Of the future, man knows least; yet, about this, he worries most.
17. Better to deserve praise without having it, than to have it without deserving it.
18. Better to keep peace than to gain a victory.
19. If we cannot teach beasts to speak, we can at least learn silence from them.
20. 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.
21. As the flower, when plucked for enjoyment, begins to wither, so does virtue practiced for reward begin to vanish.
22. Riches I may owe to Fortune; beauty, to my parents; but character I can owe only to myself.
23. Thou shalt not only fly, but also take others on thy wings; for thy strength is given thee wherewith to help the weak.
24. The small charity that comes from the heart is better than the great charity that comes from the head.
25. Though my sight be lost, I do not yet lose my faith: when I can no longer see, I can still believe.
26. In times of success remember many have succeeded even better than thou: in times of failure, remember many have failed even worse than thou.
27. The furnace which melts gold, also hardens clay. Before blaming thy fate, therefore, find whether thou art gold or clay.
28. 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.