Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength
Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
What's real and what's true aren't necessarily the same.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.