If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind?
So foolish is the heart of man that he ever puts his hope in the future, learning nothing from his past errors and fancying that tomorrow must be better than today.
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.
To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.
A word does not frighten the man who, in acting, feels no fear.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
If we were logical, the future would be bleak indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.
No one loves the man whom he fears.
What each man feared would happen to himself, did not trouble him when he saw that it would ruin another.
Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
The Christian fear of the pagan outlook has damaged the whole consciousness of man.
If we were logical, the future would be bleak, indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work.
Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.
Religion often partakes of the myth of progress that shields us from the terrors of an uncertain future.
Everyone wishes that the man whom he fears would perish.
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
Don't fear anything for your letters, they are burnt one by one and I hope you do the same with mine.
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
I remember being young in the 1960s... we had a great sense of the future, a great big hope. This is what is missing in the youth today. This being able to dream and to change the world.
Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.
It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him.
Nor dread nor hope attend a dying animal; a man awaits his end dreading and hoping all.
Hope is the dream of a waking man.