Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
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.
Never put off for tomorrow, what you can do today.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.