To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived.
Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.
Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
Beware how you take away hope from another human being.
To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.
Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
Why can't somebody give us a list of things that everybody thinks and nobody says, and another list of things that everybody says and nobody thinks?
Don't flatter yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.
Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.
To obtain a man's opinion of you, make him mad.
The mind of a bigot to the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour on it, the more it contracts.
Have the courage to act instead of react.
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.
Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
You may have genius. The contrary is, of course, probable.
Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.
A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Stupidity often saves a man from going mad.
[Science is] piecemeal revelation.
Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite.
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