Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
What you're thinking is what you're becoming.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
The wise man should restrain his senses like the crane and accomplish his purpose with due knowledge of his place, time and ability.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.