Genius does what it must, talent does what it can.
Laws die, books never.
Master books, but do not let them master you. Read to live, not live to read.
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm; it moves stones, it charms brutes. Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
The man who succeeds above his fellows is the one who early in life discerns his object and toward that object habitually directs his powers. Even genius itself is but fine observation strengthened by fixity of purpose.
A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry is to a woman.
The pen is mightier than the sword.
The pen is mightier than the sword!
He who studies old books will always find in them something new, and he who reads new books will always find in them something old.