Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Medicine heals diseases of the body, wisdom frees the soul from passions.
I mistrust the judgement of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
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.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.