A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
A man is literally what he thinks.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.