Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
The lie is a condition of life.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.