Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Let him who would move the world first move himself.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Kind words don't cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.