the empty vessels make the greatest sound .
eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation .
natural abilities are like natural plants that need pruning by study.
if you don't learn to think when you are young , you may never learn .
habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step a time.
optimist: a man who gets treed by a lion but enjoys the scenery.
in education we are striving not to teach youth to make a living, but to make a life.
a man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
the important thing in life is to have a great aim, and the determination to attain it.
fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.
there is only one success --- to be able to spend your life in your own way.
nothing in life is to be feared. it is only to be understood.
better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
activity is the only road to knowledge .
imagination is more important than knowledge .
a great part to the information i have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way .