A closed mind is a good thing to lose.
A noble deed is a step toward God.
—Josiah Gilbert Holland
An honor is not diminished for being shared.
—Lois McMaster Bujold
Courtesy is the oil that greases the wheels of life.
From tonight onwards, take complete control of your life. Decide, once and for all, to be the master of your fate. Run your own race. Discover your calling and you will start to experience the ecstasy of an inspired life.
Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today and it will set the pace tomorrow.
It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
—E. E. Cummings
Don’t confuse tact with cowardice. Sometimes, it’s wise to speak up boldly.
Excessive anger is a great harm, but greater still is the unmindfulness born of excessive pleasure. Just as perpetual poverty slowly slays one’s knowledge, so does frequent forgetfulness destroy one’s prestige.
Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.
Of all vanities and fopperies, the vanity of high birth is the greatest. True nobility is derived from virtue, not from birth. Titles, indeed, may be purchased; but virtue is the only coin that makes the bargain valid.
It is well for people who think to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean. For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while.
Trying to get everyone to like you is a sign of mediocrity.
Great minds think alike.
We tell lies when we are afraid. Afraid of what we don’t know, afraid of what other might think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But, everytime we tell a lie, that thing we fear grows stronger.
If frequency with which you cite an education credential does not decrease over the course of your life, you’re not accomplishing very much.