Early civilizations complained about still earlier ones, much as we do about both.
This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: The more they give, the more they possess.
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking.
It is what we learn after we think we know it all that counts.
Our children seem to have wonderful taste, or none -- depending, of course, on whether or not they agree with us.
He who gossips to you will gossip about you.
Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward.
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.
Bear in mind, if you are going to amount to anything, that your success does not depend upon the brilliancy and the impetuosity with which you take hold, but upon the ever lasting and sanctified bulldoggedness with which you hang on after you have taken hold.