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    The best advisers, helpers and friends, always are not those who tell us how to act in special cases, but who give us, out of themselves, the ardent spirit and desire to act right, and leave us then, even through many blunders, to find out what our own form of right action is.

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Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.

Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.

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The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.

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Zeal without knowledge is the sister of folly.

Zeal without knowledge is the sister of folly.

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A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep.

A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep.

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The worst men often give the best advice.

The worst men often give the best advice.

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That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.

That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.

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The most wonderfully complex fictional character is much less complicated than the most boring actual person.

The most wonderfully complex fictional character is much less complicated than the most boring actual person.

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The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

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To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a read more

To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.

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