Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.
While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.
No one is promiscuous in his way of dying. A man who has decided to hang himself will never jump in front of a train.
STAY is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
Many can argue; not many converse
That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.
Civilization degrades the many to exalt the few
Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response.
Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.
To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.
The less routine the more life.
Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.