None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Go as far as you can see; when you get there you'll be able to see farther.
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
For, if a good speaker, never so eloquent, does not see into the fact, and is not speaking the truth of that - is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
History, a distillation of rumour.
Happy the people whose annals are vacant.
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
Of all the things which man can do or make here below, by far the most momentous, wonderful, and worthy are the things we call books.
Universal history, the history of what man has accomplished in this world, is at bottom the History of the Great Men who have worked here.
Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will.
Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
In books lies the soul fo the whole past time.
A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.
He who has no vision of eternity has no hold on time.
I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.
Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species.
A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy.
Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.
Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death.
Endurance is patience concentrated.
Experience is the best of school masters, only the school fees are heavy.
Of all your troubles, great and small, the greatest are the ones that don't happen at all.
Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.
A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.
Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.
True friends, like ivy and the wall Both stand together, and together fall.
Of all the paths a man could strike into, there is, at any given moment, a best path .. A thing which, here and now, it were of all things wisest for him to do .. To find this path, and walk in it, is the one thing needful for him.
Teach a parrot the terms 'supply and demand' and you've got an economist.
Every noble work is at first impossible.
Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
No pressure, no diamonds.
Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.
Stop a moment, cease your work, and look around you.