To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
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.
Think globally, act locally.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
A man is literally what he thinks.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.