A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Friends are born, not made.
Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world.
Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man.
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.
Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile.
A friend in power is a friend lost.
Politics, as a practise, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.
The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence to upset Darwin.
It is impossible to underrate human intelligence - beginning with one's own.
All experience is an arch, to build upon.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
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