Tell a person they are brave and you help them become so.
The greatest of all faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.
It is the first of all problems for a man to find out what kind of work he is to do in this universe.
Variety is the condition of harmony.
Our works are the mirror wherein the spirit first sees its natural lineaments, Hence, too, the folly of that impossible precept, Know thyself; till it be translated into this partially possible one, know what thou canst work at.
Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.
Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
Teach a parrot the terms "supply and demand" and you've got an economist.
The most fearful unbelief is unbelief in your self.
History is the distillation of rumor.
I don't pretend to understand the Universe -- it's a great deal bigger than I am.
The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.
What are your historical Facts; still more your biographical? Wilt thou know a man by stringing-together beadrolls of what thou namest Facts?
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.