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Knowledge and human power are synonymous.

Knowledge and human power are synonymous.

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Depend on no man, on no friend but him who can depend on himself. He only who acts conscientiously toward read more

Depend on no man, on no friend but him who can depend on himself. He only who acts conscientiously toward himself, will act so toward others.

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The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does read more

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

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If one takes pride in one's craft, you won't let a good thing die. Risking it through not pushing hard read more

If one takes pride in one's craft, you won't let a good thing die. Risking it through not pushing hard enough is not a humility.

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When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.

When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.

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One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, read more

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words.

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Why fools are endowed by nature with voices so much louder than sensible people possess is a mystery. It is read more

Why fools are endowed by nature with voices so much louder than sensible people possess is a mystery. It is a fact emphasized throughout history.

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When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old read more

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.

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Either you think -- or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline read more

Either you think -- or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.

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