Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
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.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
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.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
In moments of great grief, thatís where you look and immerse yourself. You realise you are not immortal, you are not a god, you are part of the natural world and you come to accept that.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.