I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it.
After becoming deaf, I realized that I’d better get an education if I was ever to do anything with my life.
Life is an operation which is done in a forward direction. One lives toward the future, because to live consists inexorably in doing, in each individual life making itself.
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
Wild oats will get sown some time, and one of the arts of life is to sow them at the right time.
I entreat masters to live a good life and faithfully to instruct their scholars, especially that they may love God and learn to give themselves to knowledge, in order to promote His honour, the welfare of the state, and their own salvation, but not for the sake of avarice or the praise of man.
For my own part, I have been wont to converse with poverty; and however disagreeable a companion she may be thought to be by the affluent and luxurious, who were never acquainted with her, I can live happily with her the remainder of my life if I can thereby contribute to the redemption of my country.
Sometimes you have to make a complete disaster of your life in such an epic way that it will be absolutely clear to you what you’ve been doing.
You don’t become a saint until you lead a good life whether in Tibet or Italy or America.
Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.