Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
Religion is the last refuge of human savagery.
If a dog jumps into your lap it is because he is fond of you but if a cat does the same thing it is because your lap is warmer.
Speech is human nature itself with none of the artificiality of written language.
Wisdom alone is true ambition’s aim wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame obtained with labour for mankind employed and then when most you share it best enjoyed.
In formal logic a contradiction is the signal of defeat but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory.
Knowledge shrinks as wisdom grows.
Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.
It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.
Fools act on imagination without knowledge pedants act on knowledge without imagination.
The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature.