Science must have originated in the feeling that something was wrong.
The outer passes away; the innermost is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
He reproduced himself with so much humble objectivity, with the unquestioning, matter of fact interest of a dog who sees himself in a mirror and thinks: there’s another dog.
Thought once awakened does not again slumber; unfolds itself into a System of Thought; grows, in man after man, generation after generation, – till its full stature is reached, and such System of Thought can grow no farther, but must give place to another.
A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things.
He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most. God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for us.
Good breeding differs, if at all, from high breeding only as it gracefully remembers the rights of others, rather than gracefully insists on its own rights.
Life is a quarry, out of which we are to mold and chisel and complete a character.
I read my first book on Woodrow Wilson at age 15, and I was hooked.
Work with some men is as besetting a sin as idleness.