We are by nature observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state.
If the tongue had not been framed for articulation, man would still be a beast in the forest.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
People only see what they are prepared to see.
The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.