Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
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.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.