-Blessed is he who has found his work. Let him ask no other blessing.
-It is the first of all problems for a man or a woman, to find out what kind of work he or she is to do in this universe.
-The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
-Economics is not a gay science; it’s a dreary, desolate, and indeed quite abject and distressing one; what we might call, by way of eminence, the dismal science.
-Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
-The best effect of any book is that it excites the reader to self-activity.
-What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
-A man with a half volition goes backwards and forwards, and makes no way on the smoothest road; a man with a whole volition advances on the roughest, and will reach his purpose, if there be even a little worthiness in it. The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder – a waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life and having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.