But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
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.
Think globally, act locally.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support.
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.