An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
It was one of the deadliest and heaviest feelings of my life to feel that I was no longer a boy. From that moment I began to grow old in my own esteem and in my esteem age is not estimable.
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream not only plan, but also believe.
Suffering . We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.
There is a certain impertinance in allowing oneself to be burned for an opinion.
To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
People who have no weaknesses are terrible there is no way of taking advantage of them.
It is better to understand little than to understand a lot.
To die for an idea is to set a rather high price upon conjecture.
One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past or in complaining against the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the essence of life.
To die for an idea is to place a pretty high price on conjecture.
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces
America, where thanks to Congress, there are forty million laws to enforce the Ten Commandments
War will disappear only when men shall take no part whatever in violence and shall be ready to suffer every persecution that their abstention will bring them. It is the only way to abolish war.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
I would define a book as a work of magic whence escape, all kinds of images to trouble the souls and change the hearts of men
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent to me
Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom
Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his work.
Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest.
There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant