Think how slow would be your progress in learning without printed books: you could study only manuscripts, and those necessarily must be very few in number. Learn from this to value your books, and always handle them with care.
I worship talents almost. I sinfully dare mourn that I possess them not.
That statesman is indeed happy who can count as his friends the really honest and consistent, the true Patriots, and the men of honorable thought.
It is of no use to commit whole pages to memory, merely to recite them once without hesitation; you must think of the meaning more than the words - of the ideas more than the language.
Always remember those things that tend to strengthen and improve your understanding. You cannot learn without attention, neither retain those lessons that you have once learnt without frequently reflecting upon and reviewing them in your mind; by this means, things long past will remain impressed upon your memory.
They say, 'Nothing can be done here!' I reply, 'I know no such word in the vocabulary I adopt!'
I was early taught by sorrow to shed tears, and now when sudden joy lights up, or any unexpected sorrow strikes my heart, I find it difficult to repress the full and swelling tide of feeling.
My wish is to be known only thru my work.
No blessing, no good, can follow in the path trodden by slavery.
Pleasures take to themselves wings and fly away; true knowledge remains forever.
What greater bliss than to look back on days spent in usefulness, in doing good to those around us.
Nothing seems to me so likely to make people unhappy in themselves and at variance with others as the habit of killing time.