Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.
Nothing more than education advances the prosperity, the power, and the happiness of a nation.
Neither can embellishments of language be found without arrangement and expression of thoughts, nor can thoughts be made to shine without the light of language.
Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute.
In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body.
In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.
I will go further, and assert that nature without culture can often do more to deserve praise than culture without nature.