Civilization, in the real sense of the term, consists not in the multiplication, but in the deliberate and voluntary reduction of wants. This alone promotes real happiness and contentment, and increases the capacity of service.
Those in this world who have the courage to try and solve in their own lives problems of life are the ones who raise society to greatness. Those who merely live according to rule do not advance society; the only carry it along.
Throughout my life I have gained more from my critic friends than from my admirers.
We cannot, in a moment, get rid of habits of a lifetime.
Speech without the backing of experience based on action will lack chastity and refinement.