Consciously or unconsciously we all strive to make the kind of a world we like.
I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.
Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
One's mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its orginal dimensions.
Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.
Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
It is the province of knowledge to speak And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Beware how you take away hope from any human being.
It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.
Pick my left pocket of its silver dime, but spare the right - it holds my golden time!
To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.