Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
We should not say that one man's hour is worth another man's hour, but rather that one man during an hour is worth just as much as another man during an hour. Time is everything, man is nothing: he is at the most time's carcass.
Avoid lawsuits beyond all things they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.
Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one.
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed 'Wisdom.' And then I know exactly what is going to follow: 'Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.'
Shrinking away from death is something unhealthy and abnormal which robs the second half of life of its purpose.
Power is action the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established.
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