It is when we start to discipline our mind that we discover how many undisclosed relationships it already has.
Vacant minds have their uses, yet it seems a pity to waste first-class bodies on them.
It is not so much tutoring that the minds needs, but clearer recognition and better use of what it already knows.
When a thing is not worth overdoing, leave it alone!
How often our bosom swells and our temples throb to a thought which proves itself not to be worth anything but for the exaltation we feel while the swelling and throbbing are going on, which after all is something.
The things we counterfeit are not worth the trouble of falling into disgrace with ourselves.
There is not an ounce of our former strength which is not doing some sort of job, right now.
There are many branches of learning, but only the one solid tree-trunk of wisdom.
Thought the fool is to be pitied, still he is spared watching spurious wisdom turn to ashes in his head.
We should train our desires to show the way to our dreams.
If imagination would disentangle itself from absurdities, soon we should have it harnessed to reason, pulling the same plough.
... memories that never ride anything but sound waves.
The deadliest contagion is majority opinion.
Tradition is a prison with majority opinion the modern jailer.
The unfortunate who has to travel for amusement lacks capacity for amusement.