It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.
Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference.
A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
I don’t know who my grandfather was; I’m much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
I don’t divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures, those who make it or those who don’t. I divide the world into learners and non-learners.
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are gone, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.
In death the many become one; in life the one become many.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.