Our ideals are our better selves.
Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.
The less routine the more life.
To be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.
One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
Who knows, the mind has the key to all things besides.
While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators.
Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.