Experience is the best of schoolmasters, only the school fees are heavy
Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species.
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
[History] may be called, more generally still, the Message, verbal or written, which all Mankind delivers to everyman.
The merit of originality is not novelty; it is sincerity. The believing man is the original man; whatsoever he believes, he believes it for himself, not for another.
The deadliest sin were the consciousness of no sin
Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.
Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.
Nine-tenths of the miseries and vices of mankind proceed from idleness.
A man willing to work, and unable to find work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune's inequality exhibits under this sun.
The ghostly consciousness of wrong.
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong
The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder -- waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life, and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.
The block of granite, which was an obstacle in the path of the weak, becomes a stepping stone in the path of the strong.