Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
The ethos of redemption is realized in self-mastery, by means of temperance, that is, continence of desires.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Wisdom begins at the end.