Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Time wounds all heels.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.