In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Resist much. Obey little.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Take care of the pieces well. The whole will take care of itself.
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic
Think globally, act locally.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
All great achievements require time.