Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.
The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed.
O' What may man within him hide, though angel on the outward side!
Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Start with God - the first step in learning is bowing down to God; only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.
Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.
The light that radiates from the great novels time can never dim, for human existence is perpetually being forgotten by man and thus the novelists discoveries, however old they may be, will never cease to astonish.
And there is no trade or employment but the young man following it may become a hero.
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.
It is good even for old men to learn wisdom.
Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.
Man may be considered as a superior species of animal that produces philosophies and poems in about the same way a silkworm produces their cocoons and bees their hives
It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
Some wisdom you must learn from one who's wise.
Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another.
Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution.
The high-spirited man may indeed die, but he will not stoop to meanness. Fire, though it may be quenched, will not become cool.