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The best prophet is common sense, our native wit.

The best prophet is common sense, our native wit.

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When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But read more

When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.

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Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

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If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood read more

If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater the effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders -- what would you tell him to do? I don't know. What could he do? What would you tell him? To shrug.

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If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would read more

If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart.

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Living with a saint is more grueling than being one.

Living with a saint is more grueling than being one.

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The measure of a man's success must be according to his ability. The advancement he makes from the station in read more

The measure of a man's success must be according to his ability. The advancement he makes from the station in which he was born gives the degree of his success.

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All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people. read more

All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people. - Reflections on Life.

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Everyone in our culture wants to win a prize. Perhaps that is the grand lesson we have taken with us read more

Everyone in our culture wants to win a prize. Perhaps that is the grand lesson we have taken with us from kindergarten in the age of perversions of Dewey-style education: everyone gets a ribbon, and praise becomes a meaningless narcotic to soothe egoistic distemper.

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