The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
When playing board-games which involve quizzes etc, you will always know the answers to everyone else's set of questions but never your own.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
For we walk by faith, not by sight
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
Anywhere you go in the world is what you make of it, not what you read in books.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.