The brief span of our poor unhappy life to its final hour is hastening on; and while we drink and call for gay wreaths, perfumes, and young girls, old age creeps upon us, unperceived.
It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.
Every fault of the mind becomes more conspicuous and more guilty in proportion to the rank of the offender
The traveller with empty pockets will sing in the thief 's face.
All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
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My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.
A scholar is committed to building on knowledge that others have gathered, correcting it, confirming it, enlarging it.