Truth is no respecter of age, nor of youth… Remember, anything less that the utter truth is a lie and a cheat by you to yourself.
To be well fitted for the tragedy of existence (intellectual existence), one must have a working philosophy, a synthesis of things.
There’s only one way to make a beginning, and that is to begin; and begin with hard work, and patience, prepared for all the disappointments.
There be things greater than our wisdom, beyond our justice. The right and the wrong of this we cannot say, and it is not for us to judge.
The three great things of life are: GOOD HEALTH; WORK; and a PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE. I may add, nay, must add, a fourth – SINCERITY. Without this, the other three are without avail; and with it you may cleave to greatness and sit among giants.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
The men who act without thinking, and the men who both think and act, are the ones who mould the world. The man who thinks and does not act never moulds the world.