The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
The secret of a person's nature lies in their religion and what they really believes about the world and their place in it.
A person possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with.
Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
The endurance of the inequalities of life by the poor is the marvel of human society.
In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty.
Science rests on reason and experiment, and can meet an opponent with calmness; but a belief is always sensitive.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Human improvement is from within outward.
The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness.
We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone.
As we advance in life, we learn the limits of our abilities.
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