Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
The future is uncertain but the end is always near.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
The lie is a condition of life.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
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.