Imperfection is in some sort essential to all that we know in life.
To be taught to read-what is the use of that, if you know not whether what you read is false or true? To be taught to write or to speak-but what is the use of speaking, if you have nothing to say? To be taught to think-nay, what is the use of being able to think, if you have nothing to think of? But to be taught to see is to gain word and thought at once, and both true.
we shall be led as much to the street and the cottage as to the temple and the tower; and shall be more interested in buildings raised by feeling,
What right have you to take the word wealth, which originally meant ”well-being,” and degrade and narrow it by confining it to certain sorts of material objects measured by money.
Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts – the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small parcel.
Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort. There must be the will to produce a superior thing.
Modern science gives lectures on botany, to show there is no such thing as a flower; on humanity, to show there is no such thing as a man; and on theology, to show there is no such thing as a God. No such thing as a man, but only a mechanism, No such thing as a God, but only a series of forces.
The path of a good woman is indeed strewn with flowers; but they rise behind her steps, not before them.
Saya yakin ujian pertama bagi orang besar adalah kerendahan hati.