No conquest can ever become permanent which does not show itself beneficial to the conquered as well as to the conquerors.
What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is the collection of books.
All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.
No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.
Endurance is patience concentrated.
Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.
The true past departs not, no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die; but all is still here, and, recognized or not, lives and works through endless change.
The purpose of man is in action, not thought.
The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.