A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
Our dreams drench us in sense, and sense steeps us again in dreams.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.
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.