“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."
"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
"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.”
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."
“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 man who lies to himself cannot distinguish the truth within him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
“History, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness.”