There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Humility is attentive patience.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful