Quotes August 22, 2019

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin

“You can sink so fast that you think you’re flying.”
“There is only one proof of ability: doing it.”
“Freedom stretches as far as your self-control.”
“It takes less courage to be the only one to find fault than to be the only one to find favor.”
“One has to do good in order for it to exist in the world.”
“The talent for domination often conceals the lack of any other talent.”
“No nation sinks to greater depths than when its government is obliged to listen silently to moral sermons preached by obvious scoundrels.”
“The infallible way to gain authority over people is to be useful to them.”
“Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.”
“Really good and kind people can have as many friends as they wish, but not always the ones they want.”
“It’s bad enough when married people bore one another; but it’s much worse when only one of them bores the other.”
“Power is duty, freedom is responsibility.”
“The burnt child dreads the fire—or becomes infatuated with it.”
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach