What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.
If you do not wish a man to do a thing, you had better get him to talk about it; for the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else.
Look before you leap for as you sow, ye are like to reap.
Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.
Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature.
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity.
I’m so blessed to have such enlightened parents. It must have been very hard to watch their able-bodied son lock himself up in his old room for most of his 20s.
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still.