We must form our minds by reading deep rather than wide.
Without natural gifts technical rules are useless.
It is much easier to try one’s hand at many things than to concentrate one’s powers on one thing.
The gifts of nature are infinite in their variety, and mind differs from mind almost as much as body from body.
Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues.
To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination.
A liar should have a good memory.
It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue severity in correcting faults is liable at times to discourage a boy’s mind from effort.
Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
A laugh, if purchased at the expense of propriety, costs too much.