Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Judge not unless you judge yourself.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
In anger we should refrain both from speech and action.