“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.
Courage is resistance to fear,mastery of fear, not absence of fear”
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”
“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.”