A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.
Action and blood now get the game. Disdain treads on the peaceful name.
Books are the most mannerly of companions, accessible at all times, in all moods, frankly declaring the author’s mind, without offense.
Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.
First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.
Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators.
One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
Our bravest and best lessons are not learned through success, but through misadventure.
Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams.
Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
Our ideals are our better selves.
Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
Prudence is the footprint of Wisdom.
Sleep on your writing; take a walk over it; scrutinize it of a morning; review it of an afternoon; digest it after a meal; let it sleep in your drawer a twelvemonth; never venture a whisper about it to your friend, if he be an author especially. You may read selections to sensible women, — if young the better.
Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.
Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.
That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.
The less routine the more life.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.
Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.
To be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.
We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.
Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well.
While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
Who knows, the mind has the key to all things besides.
Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps, Perennial pleasures plants, and wholesome harvest reaps.
Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response.
Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship.Dalai Lama