Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed.
The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.
Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual.
The years teach much which the days never know.
A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.
The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.
The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
Power and speed be hands and feet.
Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass.
Good men must not obey the laws too well.
A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women, and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world.
Great men or men of great gifts you shall easily find, but symmetrical men never.
Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it was actually verified.
I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.
Science does not know its debt to imagination.
The reason why men do not obey us, is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace.