The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.
It is not noble to return evil for evil, at no time ought we to do an injury to our neighbors.
There are many arts among men, the knowledge of which is acquired bit by bit by experience. For it is experience that causeth our life to move forward by the skill we acquire, while want of experience subjects us to the effects of chance.
Democracy does not contain any force which will check the constant tendency to put more and more on the public payroll. The state is like a hive of bees in which the drones display, multiply and starve the workers so the idlers will consume the food and the workers will perish.
Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher; and philosophy begins in wonder.
When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
Old age: A great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold, you have escaped, not from one master but from many.
The world is God’s epistle to mankind – his thoughts are flashing upon us from every direction.
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.