“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
"How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live."
“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self."
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”
“Yet man will never be perfect until he learns to create and destroy; he does know how to destroy, and that is half the battle.”
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."
“History, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness.”
"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail."