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.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
This is something basic to be understood: the ego must come to a peak, it must be strong, it must have attained an integrity only then can you dissolve it.