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.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Desire is the very essence of man.
What can't be cured must be endured.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
One just needs a little alertness to see and find out: Life is really a great cosmic laughter.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.