Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
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.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
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.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.