Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.
Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.
God has, in fact, written two books, not just one. Of course, we are all familiar with the first book he wrote, namely Scripture. But he has written a second book called creation.
If we are to achieve things never before accomplished we must employ methods never before attempted
The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it.
Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends
The general root of superstition : namely, that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and forget and pass over the other.
There are two ways of spreading light..to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
It is impossible to love and be wise.
Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read.
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Money is a great servant but a bad master.
Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand--and melting like a snowflake...
Reading maketh a full man; and writing an axact man. And, therefore, if a man write little, he need have a present wit; and if he read little, he need have much cunning to seem to know which he doth not.
Wonder is the seed of knowledge
It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else, and still unknown to himself.
Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.
For friends... do but look upon good Books: they are true friends, that will neither flatter nor dissemble.
Parents who wish to train up their children in the way they should go must go in the way in which they would have their children go.
I will never be an old man. To me old age is always 15 years older than I am.
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
There Are But Two Tragedies in Life- One is One's Inability to attain One's Heart's Desire-The Other Is To Have It!
The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
Nature cannot be commanded except by being obeyed.
By far the best proof is experience.
Money is like manure, its only good if you spread it around.
He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.
For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
A man that is young in years may be old in hours if he have lost no time.
Silence is the virtue of fools.
The remedy is worse than the disease.
Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
Great boldness is seldom without some absurdity.