Some of My Favorite Quotes
We are come too late, by several thousand years, to say any thing new in morality. The finest and most beautiful thoughts concerning manners, have been carried away before our times, and nothing is left for us, but to glean after the ancients, and the most ingenious of the moderns.
No man having leisure to learn all things, a wise man must be sure to lay hold on that which is most useful.
He is wise who knows the sources of knowledge--
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy.
The secret for success in life is to be ready for opportunity when it comes.
The next best thing to knowing something is to know where to find it.
Man's most judicious trait is a good sense of what not to believe.
That men do not learn much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach us.
It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man by argument.
Good sayings are like pearls strung together.
Half knowledge is worse than ignorance.
If I had read as much as other men, I would have known no more than they.
Every man who know how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.