There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Intelligence is a moral category.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.