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A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
If time be of all things most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality, since lost time is never found again; and what we call time enough always proves little enough.
Egoist: A person of low taste, more interested in themselves than in me.
If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go.
If the aborigine drafted an I.Q. test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think.
An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.
Less than fifteen percent of the people do any original thinking on any subject... The greatest torture in the world for most people is to think.