Misery is a communicable disease.
He that lives long suffers much.
We are rich only through what we give; and poor only through what we refuse and keep.
Where at all ethically possible, we must give others hope. Without it, a person figuratively or even literally dies.
The minute a person whose word means a great deal to others dare to take the open-hearted and courageous way, many others follow.
A great deal more is known than has been proved.
Yes, it’s better to suspend judgment rather than embrace error. But agnostic, neutral thinkers have little to say and less to teach.
Gratitude and treachery are merely the two extremities of the same procession. You have seen all of it that is worth staying for when the band and the gaudy officials have gone by.
Never mind your happiness; do your duty.
It is a mistake to think that moving fast is the same as actually going somewhere.
In this age of specialization men who thoroughly know one field are often incompetent to discuss another.
A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.
True kindness presupposes the faculty of imagining as one’s own the suffering and joys of others.
Do not stand in a place of danger trusting in miracles.
The milk fed to a snake only increases its venom. Similarly, the advice given to a fool leads to aggravation and not peace.
The hardest type of criticism to take is about self-perceived strengths. Yet this is the most important to hear.
The world does not need tourists who ride by in a bus clucking their tongues. The world as it is needs those who will love it enough to change it, with what they have, where they are.