It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
A precedent embalms a principle.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Desire is poverty. Desire is the greatest impurity of the mind. Desire is the motive force for action. Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Even a spark of desire is a very great evil.
Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.