Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment.
To hear always, to think always, to learn always, it is thus that we live truly. He who aspires to nothing, who learns nothing, is not worthy of living.
He who is continually changing his point of view sees more, and more clearly, than one who, statue-like, forever stands upon the same pedestal; however lofty and well-placed that pedestal may be.
In a balanced organization, working towards a common objective, there is success.
Routine is not organization, any more than paralysis is order.
Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought.
Alas! it is not the child but the boy that generally survives in the man.
There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
I do not know of any sure way of making others happy as being so one's self.
The sense of danger is never, perhaps, so fully apprehended as when the danger has been overcome.
Any one who is much talked of be much maligned. This seems to be a harsh conclusion; but when you consider how much more given men are to depreciate than to appreciate, you will acknowledge that there is some truth in the saying.
You cannot ensure the gratitude of others for a favour conferred upon them in the way which is most agreeable to yourself.
It takes a great man to make a great listener
Do not be deceived into thinking that how a man acts is the full picture.
Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying?
We are pleased with one who instantly assents to our opinions, but we love a proselyte.
People resemble still more the time in which they live, than they resemble their fathers.
Man ceased to be an ape, vanquished the ape, on the day the first book was written.
Tolerance is the only real test of civilization.
War may be the game of kings, but, like the games at ancient Rome, it is generally exhibited to please and pacify the people.
Some persons, instead of making a religion for their God, are content to make a god of their religion.
The apparent foolishness of others is but too frequently our own ignorance.
Selfishness, when it is punished by the world, is mostly punished because it is connected with egotism.
No man who has not sat in the assemblies of men can know the light, odd and uncertain ways in which decisions are often arrived at.
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