I was afraid that by observing objects with my eyes and trying to comprehend them with each of my other senses I might blind my soul altogether.
Slanderers do not hurt me because they do not hit me.
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
Category: Teachers And Teaching
To find yourself, think for yourself.
Category: Thoughts And Thinking
What a lot of things there are a man can do without.
The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
Well I am certainly wiser than this man. It is only too likely that neither of us has any knowledge to boast of; but he thinks that he knows something which he does not know, whereas I am quite conscious of my ignorance. At any rate it seems that I am wiser than he is to this small extent, that I do not think that I know what I do not know.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Category: Writers And Writing