I think, therefore I am.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
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.