It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there...and still on your feet.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Wisdom begins at the end.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.