It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.