The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.
Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.
Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.
That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.
We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.
Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.
One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
Who knows, the mind has the key to all things besides.
Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response.
Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well.
A true teacher defends his students against his own personal influences.
To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.
Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators.
Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams.
The surest sign of age is loneliness.
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