Reason is the servant of instinct.
Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.
Too many moralists begin with a dislike of reality.
If your parents didn’t have any children, there’s a good chance that you won’t have any.
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
If you don’t go to other men’s funerals, they won’t go to yours.
We talk of our mastery of nature, which sounds very grand; but the fact is we respectfully adapt ourselves, first, to her ways.
A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health.
The ant is knowing and wise, but he doesn’t know enough to take a vacation.
We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided.
Ants are good citizens, they place group interests first.
Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character.
You can’t sweep other people off their feet, if you can’t be swept off your own.
Information’s pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.