The poor are the only consistent altruists; they sell all they have and give it to the rich.
Those who seek happiness miss it, and those who discuss it, lack it.
Suffer fools gladly; they may be right.
The end of reading is not more books but more life.
Beware of your habits. The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing.
The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary. It is the only art which can be practiced at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness.
A mother never realizes that her children are no longer children.
No man is ever old enough to know better.
Intuition is reason in a hurry.
Patience has its limits, take it too far and it’s cowardice.
Your library is your portrait.
Genius is initiative on fire.