All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
The first thing you'll have to do, is the last thing you wished.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
The lie is a condition of life.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.