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.
Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Appearances often are deceiving.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
The greatest power we have is the power of choice.
Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Good means not merely not to do wrong, but rather not to desire to do wrong.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.