Words of Wisdom
Here is a personal selection of quotes I like.
The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
It is the quality rather than the quantity that matters.
Adopt the pace of nature: Her secret is patience.
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and row brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
A wise man knows less as he learns.
In delay there lies no plenty.
One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. Instead, one should develop an instinct for what one can barely achieve through one's greatest efforts.
You cannot by any chance fail if you persevere.
Men's natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
No soul willfully does wrong.
When the mind grapples with a great and intricate problem, it makes its advances step by step, with but little realization of the gains it has made, until suddenly, with an effect of abrupt illumination, it realizes its victory.
I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait
till the first dawning opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light.
The most glorious picture ever painted is in the color of life, on the background of time and nature, in the shape of a good deed.
Learn to attack things frontally but according to the most scientific methods.
A good life is one that is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.