You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
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.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are
I think, therefore I am.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.