The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us.
I know of no department of natural science more likely to reward a man who goes into it thoroughly than anthropology. There is an immense deal to be done in the science pure and simple, and it is one of those branches of inquiry which brings one into contact with the great problems of humanity in every direction.
Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.
There is no sea more dangerous than the ocean of practical politics -- none in which there is more need of good pilots and of a single, unfaltering purpose when the waves rise high.
If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?
Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
Books are the money of Literature, but only the counters of Science.
Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued.
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the things you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not. It is the first lesson that ought to be learned and however early a person's training begins, it is probably the last lesson a person learns thoroughly.