The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
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.
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
It's not a question of learning much.On the contrary.It's a question of UNLEARNING much.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
It is not the strength, but the duration, of great sentiments that makes great men.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more