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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

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Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer - into a selflessness which links us with read more

Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer - into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.

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These are days when no one should rely unduly on his "competence." Strength lies in improvisation. All the decisive blows read more

These are days when no one should rely unduly on his "competence." Strength lies in improvisation. All the decisive blows are struck left-handed.

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The hunger and thirst for knowledge, the keen delight in the chase, the good humored willingness to admit that the read more

The hunger and thirst for knowledge, the keen delight in the chase, the good humored willingness to admit that the scent was false, the eager desire to get on with the work, the cheerful resolution to go back and begin again, the broad good sense, the unaffected modesty, the imperturbable temper, the gratitude for any little help that was given -- all these will remain in my memory though I cannot paint them for others.

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Do not assume that she who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that read more

Do not assume that she who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. Her life may also have much sadness and difficulty, that remains far beyond yours. Were it otherwise, she would never have been able to find these words.

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An unexamined life is not worth living.

An unexamined life is not worth living.

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If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. You may read more

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. You may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.

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Even the richest soil, if left uncultivated will produce the rankest weeds.

Even the richest soil, if left uncultivated will produce the rankest weeds.

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Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

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