All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgments of probabilities, and not on certainties.
Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others.
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
Do not expect the world to look bright, if you habitually wear gray-brown glasses.
I recognize but one mental acquisition as a necessary part of the education of a lady or gentlemen, namely, an accurate and refined use of the mother tongue.
In some small field each child should attain, within the limited range of its experience and observation, the power to draw a justly limited inference from observed facts.
In the modern world the intelligence of public opinion is the one indispensable condition for social progress.
Let us remember that the times which future generations delight to recall are not those of ease and prosperity, but those of adversity bravely borne.
Liberal education develops a sense of right, duty and honor; and more and more in the modern world, large business rests on rectitude and honor as well as on good judgment.
Nobody has any right to find life uninteresting or unrewarding who sees within the sphere of his own activity a wrong he can help to remedy, or within himself an evil he can hope to overcome.
One could get a first-class education from a shelf of books five feet long.
Philosophy is the thoughts of men about human thinking, reasoning and imagining, and the real values in human existence.
The best way to secure future happiness is to be as happy as is rightfully possible today.
The efficient man is the man who thinks for himself.
You know that it is only through work that you can achieve anything, either in college or in the world
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